“Jewellery should not just be a decoration. It lives with you,” says Gaia Repossi who was appointed creative director of her family’s Italian fine jewellery house Repossi aged just 21. The archaeology and anthropology trained creative brings a thoughtful, purist approach to the artform launching collections when they are complete rather than on seasonal demand.
This Spring, Repossi unveils La Ligne – a 15-piece collection that concentrates on radical lines and the delicacy of a signature pear-shaped diamond that appears to levitate from an Eiffel Tower inspired bezel edged setting. “The name of the collection stems from the idea to highlight the stone in an abstract way,” says Gaia who also draws from Berber culture and the way women might wear a simple tattooed ‘ring’ on their fingers.
La Ligne is her first collection since 2020 and architecture and art is her starting point. The sinuous forms cleverly create a trompe l’oeil effect elongating the wearer’s neck and wrists. A white gold choker necklace scrolls around the neck like a ribbon punctuated by a 2.84 carat pear-shaped diamond; a slender double bangle features 597 intricately set diamonds while striking dangle earrings are articulated at the lobe to gently swing and sway. The pear-shaped diamond stars throughout juxtaposed with the clean lines like a discreet talisman.
While Repossi was founded by Gaia’s grandfather near Turin, Italy in 1957, its adopted home is the Place Vendome in Paris. Here master jewellers work to sculpt these elegant geometric pieces that eschew the notion of trophy jewels in favour of pieces to wear casually with a T shirt or the neckline of a tuxedo jacket.