series 02 launches with eleven pieces, bringing together opposite universes by joining the classic and the contemporary. two necklaces from the archive of ilaria’s father umberto – japanese pearl and a solid gold chain – are offset by an industrial keyholder shaped clasp that ilaria found in his atelier, giving an unexpected twist to the traditional.
the series also sees the introduction of colour to the icardi universe, with an enamel and diamond cocktail ring made-to-order using a custom colour card. contrast is throughout the new rings as well, with colourful cocktail rings worn with a pared back, masculine 18kt solid matt gold signet ring, as well as the newly designed bohemian snake ring.
two bracelets from the archive – available in yellow as well as pink gold – are made by hand in valenza using the traditional ‘lavorazione bacchetta’ technique. a connection to the previous series 01 remains as well, with the 77 link gold chain, whose design was unique to umberto, and the iconic spaceman pendant finding a new amulet to join it in the shape of a solid yellow gold bullet with an inset emerald stone. the 77 link gold chain is also able to be combined with the industrial clasp, as an additional way to attach the diamond plaquette pendant and raw emerald from series 01.
series 02 mixes the archival with new, different styles and different eras, a plethora of colours, all coming together in the eclectic way of gathering things that is deeply personal to ilaria’s creative ethos.