SICIS company and amazing jewelry created using the micromosaic technique.
It is believed that the art of mosaic originated in ancient Greece, later it gained popularity in ancient Rome. The golden age of micromosaic art was the 18th century, when Roman masters exported mosaics to the Parisian court for the private collections of Maria Luigi of Austria, Caroline and Josephine Bonaparte.
Since 1987, the Italian brand SICIS has been creating decorative items using mosaics, and since 1989, Maurizio Leo Placuzzi, inspired by antique jewelry, began to create jewelry using micromosaics.
Sicis has created a department of micromosaic jewelry and watches dedicated to the study and improvement of the application of this technique. The creation of each piece of jewelry requires many hours of work by only one specialist from start to finish, otherwise the difference in “handwriting” will be visible. Only the most experienced master artists of the brand can do this.
Enamel or glass paste with the addition of diamond dust is melted at a high temperature, then stretched to obtain long “threads” of different colors, which are then cut into small particles (tesserae) and used to lay out the conceived pattern. In ancient times, micromosaics required a depth of 3-4 mm, modern craftsmen reduced it to 1.5 mm or even less. Until the 19th century, this technique was used only on flat surfaces, but now the craftsmen of the SICIS brand successfully create patterns on three-dimensional surfaces.
The peculiarity of micromosaic jewelry is the color scale, three-dimensional effect and the uniqueness of the product.
One of the most striking collections for me is Jeux Felines, a magnificent necklace with a diamond thread in black and champagne, a tiger pendant in micromosaic. A mesmerizing image of a tiger it conveys the dynamics of its movement, the strength and grace of this magnificent animal. It, like a magical amulet, exudes a powerful energy of wisdom and authority a unique artistic performance.
Collection with carps “Koi”
An extraordinary collection with Koi carps, a white gold necklace with micromosaics, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, orange and yellow sapphires and aquamarines, conveys the light and playful character of a beautiful fish. The mosaic on the carp’s body is combined with precious stones and imitates the shape of the scales, the volume and combination of various textures enliven the image, the fish seems to slide down.
Jewelry from the SICIS brand is a unique ancient art created using modern technology. It takes a lot of time and effort to develop a unique technique and achieve what was considered impossible. As a result of the manual production process, each piece is unique and cannot be replicated with precision. Jewelry of this brand is extraordinarily beautiful, they fascinate with the brightness of colors and unusual execution using various combinations of materials.