Frantuma is a jewellery collection investigating the traditional coral jewellery production, to understand how sustainable approaches can reframe it for the contemporary marketplace. The aesthetic of the collection is inspired by the history of coral, a material broadly used from ancient times and common in different cultures, from Europe to Asia, to South America and Africa. The title of the collection refers to the by-product of the jewellery production: the raw material need to be cleaned before being carved or shaped in pearls and cabochon. All these small shards of coral form the frantuma, a material that is usually applied to traditional medicaments and luxury cosmetics The collection imagines a future where precious coral is excited and frantuma is re-instated in the production and used in shaping jewellery pieces that preserved the same symbolic and artisanal consistency. The Frantuma collection is made of coral by-product, sterling silver and 18 k gold plated sterling silver.
The Momo Ring is inspired by the Corallium Secundum, a relatively new species of coral, discovered in the 1960s. Its common name is Momo or Rosato coral, and it is found in colours of white, spotted pink or light pink. This coral comes from around the Midway Atoll in the Hawaiian archipelago at depths of 400m.
Giada Giachino Studio is pleased to offer Worldwide Shipping. We create each piece to order, which takes 14-21 working days. Within the UK | £6.95, delivery in 1-2 working days. Worldwide | £15, delivery within 2-3 working days.