federica rettore

FEDERICA RETTORE


In 1994, she established her own company, Rettore s.a.s., to design and to produce her own line of jewelry.
Her creations are valued by  demanding international upscale stores in New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Aspen, Vail. Federica’s creations are also sold in Japan, Puerto Rico and Hong Kong.
Many fashion and jewelry magazines have highlighted her jewelry collection, including Elle, Vogue (Italy, Germany, Spain, USA and Japan), Vogue Jewelry, and W magazine.
Federica has showcased her collection at specialty trade fairs: Couture Las Vegas (USA), in 2011 she won a Couture design award.
From 2005 through 2008, while designing her own collection and running her company, she also managed the design team of Gucci’s jewelry, reporting to Frida Giannini, Art Director of the fashion house Gucci.

WHAT THEY HAVE SAID ABOUT HER
“How can we frame the sound of the sea; how can we tie to the finger the joy of living or how can we challenge the preciousness of gold, the refinement of gems, the elegance of pearls to make out of each jewel a perfect match with art and nature?”
Ask Federica Rettore.
This artist makes jewels of creative fancy, of freedom of ideas and of eclectic use of materials, from the most precious to the most unusual, which makes one say: “luxury coupled with taste is beautiful”.
It’s not by chance that Federica believes that a jewel is “a small sculpture to wear and never to doff” so to keep the unison of amorous senses sought by the artist, she pairs metals with gems, precious woods with corals, pearls with steel.
Fantasy has no boundaries; same goes for the loving attraction to fine art crafts.
It’s difficult to tag Federica’s style; it’s restricting to term her as a designer only.
More than 25 years of creative experience, handmade skill and restless aesthetic research give form to her creations: a multitude of rings, earrings, bracelets, chains and pendants, all with a refined artistic taste.
They are unique pieces all with a great visual impact, where gold comes in its warmest shades, elegantly bent coral accommodates collets and precious inlays, where Mabè pearls are placed upside down; where semi precious stones and jet seldom used in traditional jewelry are highlighted, pearls are never globular, diamonds are fine but they are better if they are rough.
They are all tunes of the same chord tied up in an absolute harmony, with an unedited alternate of solid and void, of rigors and levity, of transparency and embroidery, of tradition and vanguard, of proximity and remoteness.
To interpret the fashion trends and movement in the industry, like a fashion atelier, Federica readies two new collections a year. Her custom creations, however, which are made to satisfy desires and needs of her most demanding customers, never age.

Couture Design Awards 2011

Federica Rettore took first place of below $20,000 category, her 18-karat gold earrings with rose cut and brilliant cut diamonds, more than 6 carats multi-colored sapphires, fossil coral and gun-barrel stainless steel.

 

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Federica Rettore

Italian by birth and culture, Federica Rettore  developed an international awareness in design while living some years in  U.S.A. during her youth.
In 1989, her sculpture "The Fall of Angels" was the only opus to represent the New Liberal Art Academy of Milan at the Liberal Art Student Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.