First stop, the fashion capital of the world, Milano. With the intoxicating aroma of freshly brewed Italian cappuccinos, Julian and I were enthralled to view first hand the famous glass dome of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, probably the world’s first fully covered luxury mall. And that amazing glass-domed roof has been mirrored by using a domed-shaped precious stone which we hand facet to mimic the glass inlaid tiles that give light to the awe-inspiring Galleria dome. Tirisi had due to the world-famous iconic dome, their very first and most important design, and very quickly pen was put to paper to finalize the Milano Collection project. Little did we realized then that the most recognizable and dramatic site in Milano would become not only our most iconic design but also our most recognizable pieces in the Tirisi lineup.
With the Milano mission completed, we were free to move on to enchanting Venice as there were still many collections to think up. Gondolier Pietro, the proud owner of one of Venice’s oldest gondolas was ready to captain us along the Venice’s Grand Canal. The Italian men, helped us discover the magical secrets of ancient Venice and guided us through the twisting canals explaining the cities long and extraordinary history. A city built on and surrounded by water.
Gliding along on this romantic watery ride the idea took place to create a piece of jewelry that took in the endless serpentine canals and all the stops and stations necessary to explore this extraordinary and ancient city. Mirroring the watery canals, endless twists and turns a fine serpentine 18k chain was chosen and perfectly carved round disks were mounted haphazardly mimicking perfectly each stop and station along the way. Available in 18k in 3 tones of pink white or yellow gold and with or without precious hand cut diamonds you may wear a piece of Venice, the city of a thousand canals.
For 400 years now Amsterdam is known as ‘the City of Diamonds’ and it’s also famous for its pave cobblestone alleyways. So to pay homage to the liberal city we are so fortunate to live in, we recognized as design language perfectly round brilliant cut diamonds and perfectly paved cobblestones to create the Amsterdam Collection. The art of setting diamonds is very similar to laying cobblestones. The cobblestones master uses the pave technique to put down carefully by hand stone by stone in perfectly created patterns and so do our master diamond setters put down by hand the brilliants in perfectly created pave patterns. Hence we have honored the city of Amsterdam as the founder of diamond cutting and also the todays most used diamond cut the brilliant. We use G-H VVS-VS high quality diamonds and to give you freedom of choice you may chose pink white or yellow gold. So come and play and just as with our city enjoy the freedom of the mix and match Amsterdam Collection.
Collection Monte Carlo
No grand tour is complete without visiting the jet-set seaside haven, named Monte Carlo. Sparkling, streamlined yachts with breathtaking bow lines are harbored majestically, one next to the other in perfect harmony. And the stately evergreen mountains make for the perfect backdrop to the idealistic mini-state of Monaco. Just a few steps away from the world famous casino is a small and very tranquil fountain. Observe carefully the the soft pyramid-shaped water patterns the fountains spouts. This exact soft pyramid shape gave way to the Monte Carlo collection. Normally a pyramid shape is hard and pointy but these majestic fountains proved different. And I knew I had the perfect shape for a collection. Soft in shape and beautifully feminine. You will find throughout this collection my delicate pyramid shape. As I always say: “The world is my catwalk.” Design tip. Try on all my stackable Monte Carlo bangles and when next in Monte Carlo, don’t forget to visit the fountain by the casino and be dazzled by the tranquility of the water dance. The fountain in the shade, the fountain we fell in love with.
It’s not the journey that counts but rather the destination. With this in mind we chose the famous Cherry Blossom found in Seoul. And sometimes also found in Seoul my dear friend and first Tirisi client Zhanna Khan, who gave me the inspiration and courage to design the Seoul Collection. As an ode to Zhanna and to all my sisters of the world I felt we needed a symbol of unity and peace. Hence using the cherry blossom tree with its abundance of flowers, so fine, so delicate yet also so colorful and in so many shades of pink yet powerful enough to give shade for all women of the world that stand in its shadow. My precious Seoul Flower collection was born, a collection for us all. Using mother of pearl to once again recognize all the mothers of the world and enhanced with precious diamonds to remind us of how we sparkle, you will find long necklaces with matching rings, bracelets and earrings. Seoul Collection, one of my favourite lines.