In the 1960s and 1970s, optical geometry arose as an offshoot of the Op Art movement. Artists used optical illusions and geometric patterns to create mesmerizing and unsettling movement and depth. Today, the intersection of pop and optical geometry is gaining popularity because of its ability to capture attention and develop visually pleasing designs. Furthermore, the use of pop and optical geometry in Italian luxury jewelry design is a synthesis of classical craftsmanship with contemporary art methods. Collectors prize such designs because they show a harmonious convergence of design and art that is both aesthetically pleasing and intellectually stimulating.
Lines are the essential components of any shape; using them effectively results in a smooth flow between new effects and emotions. Isometric patterns, which appear three-dimensional, can make an object stand out.
The geometric gradients of Vendorafa’s dynamic isometric sculptural earrings in 18K gold and diamond embellishment and the flexible, textured spiral ring in gold with overlapping diamonds from Piero Milano’s Goa line, epitomize the Memphis design concept. Evoking an emotional response – lively and unconstrained.
Gismondi’s rose gold and diamond sculptural cuff includes concentric circles that form a visual warp or wave, giving a fluid aspect to their design. In generating this illusion, the cuff appears to be in motion – true to the collection’s name, ‘Aura,’ which refers to an energy exchange.
Serafino Consoli designed an astonishing flexible collection in which a single jewel may adapt from the smallest to the largest size – up to twenty sizes. The ring, with a deeply mechanic soul, can expand to become a bracelet. Diamonds are a very flexible geometric element utilized by Serafino Consoli in a diagonal geometric pattern, creating a clear route for the eye to follow up and across in this collection.
Luvor’s cascading geometric gem earrings are accentuated by their symmetry. The utilization of strong contrasts between light diamonds and dark blue sapphire exemplifies the art of chiaroscuro, contributing to a mesmerizing appearance. Andreoli’s dangling Olene Earrings have six levels of emeralds divided by diamond-encrusted saucers.
Marina B creates a distinctive geometric cuff by combining a collage of varied forms and well-chosen color combination, enhancing the clever use of repetitive patterns. Picchiotti’s curious approach to design explores ceramic as an alternative material. The use of basic, strong, layered geometric forms creates a clean, dynamic and added depth in their design.