HomeFashionJewellery and WatchesItalian jeweller Gismondi1754 collaborates with Catherine Walker & Co Karolina Zielinska July 5, 2017 Jewellery and Watches, News ITALIAN jewellery brand Gismondi1754, founded in Genoa in 1793 by Gio Batta Gismondi, has announced its collaboration with Catherine Walker & Co the fashion company established by Walker and her husband Said Cyrus in 1977. Both companies produce items of the highest quality and also represent a sophisticated sense of style have created a unique piece of jewellery − a butterfly pendant made in 18Kt white gold with natural rubies and a white diamond situated in between butterfly’s wings. This graceful necklace not only is a perfect accessory that displays Gismodi’ flawless craftsmanship, but most of all, was designed to support Breast Cancer Haven charity and commemorates Catherine Walker & Co 40th anniversary. A butterfly necklace from Gismondi1754 and Catherine Walker & Co collaboration “From my very first conversation with Said, I felt a special connection with Catherine Walker & Co and we explored together how to create a piece that represents a little of what we both stand for: excellence in craft – and our personalities: discrete and passionately committed to all things of beauty. The butterfly is an icon for Catherine Walker & Co – integral to its brand identity and using rubies was an obvious choice, given the House is celebrating 40 years,” said Massimo Gismondi, the current CEO of the company. A butterfly necklace from Gismondi1754 and Catherine Walker & Co collaboration Said Cyrus added, “I was delighted when Gismondi1754 approached me and it has been such a honour to have Massimo personally design the piece. The butterfly is a motif I chose a while ago for Catherine Walker & Co as it felt like a fitting representation of what we do, embracing elegance and grace. There is also a delicacy and fragility to a butterfly’s movements which, on a more personal level, reminds me of my late wife.” by Karolina Zielinska Each necklace retails at £2,500 with 20 per cent of each sale will be donated to Breast Cancer Haven. See more details and shop online. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.