THE ETRUSCAN GRANULATION
The Etruscan tombs of the VII century. BC they have given us precious jewels with granulation details, an ancient technique already known from the 2nd millennium BC, introduced in Tyrrhenian Italy by oriental craftsmen, responsible for the transmission of a new figurative culture, known as Orientalizing.
The granulation technique consisted in welding tiny spheres onto foil arranged to form geometric motifs and figurative patterns. After the Roman colonization of Etruria, this technique gradually disappeared together with the knowledge that allowed it to be realised. Despite numerous attempts to recover the technique already in antiquity, it was no longer possible to reach the excellence of the Etruscan goldsmiths.
The packaging CōDICEDS: it was designed and manufactured by us to allow you to easily store and protect your ring and/or cufflink wrapped in soft felt; and it was conceived so that you can comfortably take your jewel with you on a trip accompanied by many stones of various sizes and have the possibility to choose the one that best expresses your mood of the moment or the one that best suits the occasion, when you want and where you want.
CōDICEDS packaging is made with felt recycled from plastic bottles, biodegradable recycled cardboard and cotton. Because CōDICEDS cares deeply about the environment.
CōDICEDS - Italy . It is a new paradigm that reinvents the concepts of craftsmanship and customization of jewelery designed for men but also much loved by women.
CōDICEDS is inspired by the passions – shared by both creators Leonardo Davighi and Filippo Sanpaolesi – for design, ancient and contemporary art, archeology and for the high aesthetic value that ancient Italian craft traditions have always produced and communicated . CōDICEDS narrates the pleasure of researching and collecting rare objects and at the same time expresses the need for a new experience in the world of accessories. CōDICEDS is a meditation on how our past lives and vibrates in our present time.
CōDICEDS jewels are precious objects found, rediscovered, unearthed, material and imperfect, they evoke past atmospheres and tell ancient stories, at the same time they are strongly modern with their simple and essential shapes, their ability to assume different identities and express the emotions of moment.
Maintaining the high standards of Italian craftsmanship, this first collection of rings and cufflinks is inspired by ancient stone and metal working techniques such as micro-mosaic, cosmatesco, opus sectile, carving, chiselling and granulation , revisited through the use of contemporary materials and finishes, to create objects that are the result of extensive aesthetic research and capable of expressing strong emotions.
Versatile objects, able to take different shapes thanks to a wide choice of stones that can be easily replaced through a proprietary and patented mechanism. Objects that respond to and adapt to the different aspirations of the single moment, always evolving, allowing the wearer to be the author of the expression of that moment.
CōDICEDS is a new experience in the world of men's accessories.