This necklace is in 18 ct Rose Gold. Diamonds ct. 0.20 surround an Antique Toy Soldier. The pendant hangs on a delicate 50 cm gold chain. It is stamped for authenticity.
Italian by birth, cosmopolitan by nature, Francesca Villa has been the Creative Director of one of the most famous Italy's goldsmith for years, designing jewellery for major brands and fashion houses. A deep desire to experiment and innovate has led her to break away from the rigours of serial production to launch her personal collection: designer jewellery with its own distinct and fascinating style.
Traditionally based in her showroom in Rome, Francesca has ever since been much appreciated by press and private customers, making of her collections a must have between connoisseurs, coming to the Eternal City to meet her and learn more about her creations.
The unmistakable trademark of Francesca's creations, realized in the best Italian ateliers, comes from a balance between excellent craftsmanship in the metalwork and setting, top quality, hand-cut stones and a profoundly innovative style.
Francesca Villa's jewels generate from a complex symbiosis in which the handicraft of the modern bricoleur meets the soul of the artist. A closer look shows a leitmotif running through her work: a mix of different subjects, timelines, cultures and memories, associated with the unique, objets trouvés she has come across in her travels around the world.