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Loredana Mandas

Loredana Mandas Jewellery maker
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Italian, English, French
Hours:
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 13:00/16:30 - 20:00
Phone:
+39 070667648
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Sardinian heritage jewellery with a modern twist

  • • Loredana learned her craft from the best filigree master of Sardinia
  • • She is one of the last creators of traditional Sardinian jewellery
  • • She worries that Sardinian filigree will die with her generation

Sardinia is like a continent in its own right: it has everything, including its own language and flag – Loredana Mandas could not resist its pull, or at least, not for long. Those who live or have lived there will forever feel connected to its beauty, its strength and its culture. It is not hard to understand why Sardinian artisans are so frequently inspired by their motherland, by its people and by its heritage. That peculiar sensitivity that Sardinians usually have, and that is often mistaken for elusiveness, enables them to translate the region’s artistic traditions into modern crafts appreciated all over the world. Loredana trained as a goldsmith making modern jewellery in Rome, but the charm of Sardinian filigree led her back to her origins: today she uses this centuries-old technique to make contemporary jewels.

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Button earring

This pair of filigree button earrings, handcrafted from 18kt gold, are finished with pendants. The upper part of the earrings take the shape of Sardinian buttons, the lower – that of an empty plate structure wrapped in filigree – in the shape of a spindle, finished with three balls.

Height 8 cm
Width 1.5 cm

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Light of leaves earrings

This pair of 18kt gold pendant earrings are crafted from perforated plate and Sardinian filigree, they are formed of two elements. The upper part is in a circular shape with amber set and surrounded by filigree elements and leaves. The lower part is in the shape of a lozenge set with amber.

Height 6 cm
Width 1.8 cm

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Regal lace pendant

Creativity, craftsmanship and originality are the elements that make up this elegant 18kt gold pendant with a regal allure but in a contemporary design. The design of the pendant is characterised by the play of full and empty spaces typical of filigree jewels.

Height 8 cm
Width 2 cm

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Orgosolo ring

This 18kt gold ring, with central turquoise, garnets and emeralds, are typical of the tradition of Orgosolo, a design and technique traditionally used for wedding rings. Worked in perforated plate with Sardinian filigree and point setting.

Height 2.8 cm
Width 2.8 cm

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Regal lace bracelet

This 18kt gold filigree bracelet is combined with rubber. The jewel – crafted and designed with a modern and original taste – reinterprets designs of the Sardinian goldsmith tradition in a contemporary key.

Height 4.8 cm
Width 3 cm

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