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Ornella Iannuzzi

Ornella Iannuzzi - Fine Art Jewellery

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Ornella Iannuzzi is an established London-based artist jeweller creating mainly one-of-a-kind pieces of high end jewellery. Famous for her unique award-winning pieces, Ornella’s motto (from Ralph Waldo Emerson): "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" feeds her unusual and innovative approach to high-end jewellery.

Her work combines the souls of high fashion and avant-garde into distinctive and powerful pieces which are uncompromising in craftsmanship. Characterized by harmonious composition of materials, colours, and textures - with an incredible attention to details - her “Fine Art Jewellery” collections have forged her reputation in the industry.

“I consider myself as an ‘artist’ – and not a ‘designer’ – as I always strive to give a soul to my pieces as well as working on the aesthetic. By using natural elements combined with classified ‘precious materials’ I want to convey a message which is that nowadays, it is Nature which is precious! So through jewellery I aim to bring Nature at a precious level, and pay homage to it. I want to bring attention to the incredible beauty laying in its details and I feel very privileged to be working around rare and unique natural wonders created over billion of years.”


“Jeweller Ornella Iannuzzi is unlike other jewellers. While many say they are inspired by nature, none do it quite like Ornella. Born in the Alps, you can feel the raw power of Nature that must have impressed a young Ornella as she gazed at the majestic mountains that dwarf all around them. Ornella turns her fascination with the genesis of the planet into jewels that are miniature landscapes to wear.” Maria Doulton – The Jewellery Editor

Specialist Techniques:

Wax carving
Casting
Optical gemstones setting
Texturing
Opal cutting

Awards:

2015: - Winner at the UK Jewellery Awards - Jewellery Designer of the Year category.
- Selected “Trendsetter” at the HOT 100 by Professional Jeweller magazine, UK.
- The Goldsmiths’ Company Premier Award at the Goldsmith’s Craft & Design Council , London, UK.
- Gold Award in Fine Jewellery - IJL Precious Jewellery category - organized by the Goldsmith’s Craft & Design Council , London,UK.


2014: - Lauréate du Prix D’Exellence - TTF Awards - France/China.
- Finalist “Pearl Jewellery Collection of the Year” by Professional Jeweller, UK.
- Selected “Trendsetter” at the HOT 100 by Professional Jeweller magazine, UK.


2013: - Finalist of the UK Jewellery Awards: Jewellery Designer of the Year category.
- Commended Award in Fine Jewellery – silver jewellery category –organized by the Goldsmith’s Hall,London,UK.


2011: - Commended Award in Fine Jewellery - IJL Precious Jewellery category - organized by the Goldsmith’s Craft & Design Council , London,UK.


2010: - Gold Award of the Jewellery Crafts&Design selected Awards, UK
- Finalist of the UK Jewellery Awards: Catwalk Jewellery category


2009: - Gold Award in Fine Jewellery - IJL selection – and GIA Award organized by the Goldsmith’s Craft & Design Council , London,UK.
- Finalist of the Italian Jewellery Awards “Young British Designer of the Year”.
- Laureate of the Adler Design Award, Geneva, Switzerland.


2008: - Shorlisted for the Italian Jewellery Awards: “Young British Designer of the Year”.
- Shorlisted for the UK Jewellery Awards in 2 categories: “Young Designer of the Year” and “Jewellery Designer of the Year”.
- Grant to participate to the Goldsmiths’ Fair.


2007: - Selected by the Paynes & Borthwick Cultural Showcase - jewellery & overall categories, London, UK.
- Belhouse Foundation Award organized by Cockpit Arts, London, UK.


2006: Gold Award in Fashion Jewellery Design organized by by the Goldsmith’s Craft & Design Council, London,UK.

Education:

Nov 2009: AJP Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America.
2005 – 2007: Master in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, London, UK. 2003 -2005: Diplôme des Métiers d’Art art du Bijou et du Joyau, Lycée Jean Guéhenno, St Amand-Montrond, France.
June 2003: C.A.P. Art du bijou et du Joyau, St Amand–Montrond, France.
June 2002: Bac S.T.I. Arts Appliqués, Lycée Montplaisir, Valence, France.

Public Collections:

Alice & Louis Koch collection

Exhibitions:

Goldsmiths'Fair
Rock Vault at London Fashion Week
Couture - Las Vegas
Tranoi - Paris

Publications:

http://ornella-iannuzzi.com/blogs/press


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    Dallol

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    Simiens Mountains

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    Axum (ring)

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    Cruise on the Lake Tana

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    Sparkling Coral

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    Cubic Crystallization

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    Volcanic Wonders Necklace

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    Precious Coral

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    Merveille Océanique

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    The Sarnus Metamorphosis, Earrings

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    A L’ÈRE GLACIÈRE

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    L'EXCEPTIONNELLE TANZANITE

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    Coral Atoll

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    L'EXCEPTIONNELLE EMERAUDE

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    FLEUR DE CRISTAL

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    The Uprising