Make jewelry can be a kind of love at first sight, or a more complex path, made of stages of approach investigating materials, shapes, stones and design. This made Clementina Imperiali calling herself artisan-sculptor-designer and thirty years ago, in love of sculpture and bronze in particular, she decided to work it herself giving concrete form to everything she imagined and she proceeded to knead her creating bracelets, necklaces, pendants and especially rings. Her entire production, completely handmade, looks back on a great quest, a comprehensive study that makes her original and, over time, much imitated.
Clementina Imperiali, her sculpture-jewelry and her exclusive handbags
But Clementina manages to give her creations a personal touch instantly recognizable in no expensive materials such as bronze and silver, made noble by design and forms. Her ornaments recall a noble past and imperial jewels with simple shapes, almost primitive: sometimes seem excavated and are decorated with marble and semi-precious stones. Of course the artist did not have to commit to the search for a name for her brand, since her was already so perfect!
Not only. With her collections of bronze and silver rings machined lost wax, Clementina introduced in the imagination of luxury the chic of less noble metals. Each ring “contains multitudes”, to quote Walt Whitman. Silver is magical and by bronze, a material that has a strong symbolic connotation and miraculous, and that in ancient times was also considered a harbinger of good fortune, she loves the warmth and color. But also the imperfections, which make it more experienced and more beautiful. Perfection means approval, if you take away the defects will become all the same. Instead her rings are created to enhance the uniqueness of every woman, endlessly reflecting light and creating pleasant and always different effects of light and shadow, which also change according to the seasons.
Certainly it is not easy to work bronze. You must first create the wax object, then this is enclosed in a plaster cast in which, through a small hole, spread the red-hot bronze that takes the place of the wax. When the metal cools, it breaks the plaster cast, and comes out the finished jewel. Since the mold is destroyed every time, the rings are unique and unrepeatable.
Starring in many films and hands of many actresses, from Ferilli to Bellucci, the Clementina sculptural jewels have always been popular in film and fashion worlds that have never been completely foreign to the artist who worked there before devote herself exclusively to her creations.
Noble Neapolitan origin, has spent many years of her life in Rome, and now lives in Todi where she opened her atelier, where in addition to individual items and her lines of screenings rings over the years and more affordable as those that feature a logo, a zodiac sign or a sacred or poetic quote, are exposed her latest creations: exclusive brocade handbags, vintage leather and fur, coral branches, inserts raffia and metallic embroidery. All objects can arouse emotion, renewed every time you wear them. And that you can be seen on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Clementina-Imperiali-Bags-Rings-587914168042019/?fref=ts and on her Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/clementinaimperiali/.
During our phone conversations, which have allowed us to know each other even at a distance, she told me: “I think that buying a ring or a jewel represents the joy of an episode with which to dream. With my creations I want to play, enjoy myself and have fun… I could sum so my thirty years of work”. The Clementina playful spirit is evident in the lines of her ornaments, which become more and more beautiful as the time leaves you its patina.
Ideas and abstractions, concepts and magic are transformed into forms of bronze and silver, to wear even more elements, with irony.
Precisely for this reason she chose to make the protagonist of her first calendar table signed Clementina Imperial Bags & Rings with the photographer Roberto Gobesso, a male hand, of nervous, hairy and bejeweled fingers!
And always for this she commends my choice to wear the rings selected by herself for me, to the average and index than to the ring finger.
It remains only to emphasize that with my Zodiac sign, Capricorn, it represented the peak of his form nicely rounded and Lama di Luna, that the edge of the clove has five small balls to soften the terms, represent me perfectly!
It will be a pleasure for me to wear them every day and how steady traveling companions in the laps of Città Meridiane as precious personal talismans.
Clementina Imperiali Bags & Rings
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