Italian master jewelry designer, Andrea Cagnetti, known in jewelry circles as “Akelo”, is about to hit the U.S. with his first major exhibition. His designs will feature ancient Etruscan-inspired items that will have both an ancient feel and contemporary edge.
And while jewelry buyers won’t get the option to indulge in Cagnetti’s jewelry until this summer, some may be interested in similar gold jewelry options available to them, such as those from the Roberto Coin Appassionata collection. Coin features some similar bold jewelry designs that are renowned for their expert craftsmanship, having been renowned worldwide. As a signature, Coin features rubies and rubellite in almost every jewelry piece.
Cagnetti’s exhibition will be titled “The Voyage of a Contemporary Italian Goldsmith in the Classical World: Golden Treasures by Akelo” and will be featured at the Museum of Art and Archaeology in Columbia, Missouri this summer. His 22-carat jewelry designs and golden objects draw heavily from the myths, legends and symbols of ancient worlds and alchemical processes. The exhibition focuses “on the artist’s voyage and ultimate transcendence of the Etruscan, Greek and Roman influences that inspire him as an artist.” Mary Pixley, the museum’s curator, also adds, “Unparalleled technical perfection is married with a timeless classicizing language and the artist’s own aesthetic sensibility in Akelo’s golden creations.”