Istana unveils new Repossi collection
Dubai, May 2, 2013
Istana, a leading multi-brand jewellery retailer, has introduced Repossi’s new tribal-inspired Berbère collection presenting 18k yellow and white gold multi-piercing earrings, upper arm cuffs and upper phalanx rings lavishly studded with diamonds.
The Berbère collection was launched with rings covering the full finger with multiple golden rows. Defined by linear geometric designs, it pays grand tribute to the ancient art of the Berbers in Morocco and recalls touareg tattoos, a statement from Istana said.
The collection has been expanded to large arm cuffs which can encircle the arm enticingly; with upper phalanx rings designed just for the top of its wearer’s finger and which present a novel way to wear a ring and multi-piercing earrings which decorate the ear.
The multi-piercing earrings don’t require any holes to be pierced as they are designed to offer a snug fit on the contour of the wearer’s ear lobe, the statement said.
It was in 1974 that Alberto Repossi took the helm of the house founded by his grandfather in 1925. His daughter Gaia the creative director continues to pay tribute to her family’s heritage with every new collection, it said. Repossi’s collections are the outcome of knowledge and craft passed down through three generations and is a legacy rich in both tradition and bold design. Much of the work is still done in the same workshops used in the 1920s.
Since 2010, Repossi has created exclusive commissions of fine jewelry each executed by talented craftsmen using precious gems selected for their rarity and beauty. Gaia Repossi won Best Jewellery Designer of the Year at The Elle UK Style Fashion Awards 2013. – TradeArabia News Service