Synonymous with creativity and colour, Pomellato was founded in Milan in 1967 by Pino Rabolini. The heir to his family’s goldsmith legacy, he was to introduce the prêt-à-porter philosophy to the traditionally conservative world of jewellery.
Rabolini went on to revolutionise women’s fashion choices while shaping Pomellato with a powerful, fashion-forward identity. Fifty years later, his jubilant, distinctive designs have grown to be revered both in Italy and across the international jewellery landscape.
Pomellato style is very evident. It expresses an avant-garde, original approach; examples include spohisticated coloured stone combinations that feature unusual gem cuts and visionary designs. Impeccably crafted, Pomellato pieces have led the brand to embody a modern yet unconventional appeal, immediately recognisable through the Maison’s signature style.
To capture the emotion of a jewel, instinct becomes an important guide. Inspirations are expressed within the gem’s shapes – like perfect, tiny sculptures – each crafted by a combination of invention, curiosity and the Maison’s singular style. Free from convention, Pomellato pursues alternative solutions and perspectives in its gemstones, rendering them tangible by the tactile and visual qualities of their authenticity.
Craftmanship is key. Every day in Pomellato’s Milan atelier, over 100 artisans craft one-of-a-kind jewels. Each gemstone creation is brought to life by their passion and expertise, forged by hours of meticulous labour and inventive solutions. This process brings together precious metals such as Pomellato’s signature rose gold, fine diamonds, and coloured gems from all over the world.
Amongst many expert techniques, Pomellato craftsmen will often employ microfusion. Also known as lost-wax casting, a process dating back to 3500 B.C., which informs the soft lines and voluminous, flowing shapes that the Maison has come to be known for. This goldsmith art is used to set increasingly rare semi-precious stones – known as the ‘new precious’ gems – to create jubilant, contemporary Pomellato jewellery. In-house goldsmith creation is an essential part of the Milanese brand’s identity and renown. Jewellery-making knowledge and experimentation involve rituals of painstaking care, and attention to materials.
Pomellato monitors and evaluates its environmental impact through the Environmental Profit & Loss account, published every year by the Kering Group in order to reduce the impact related to the sourcing of precious raw materials. The goal is to reach 100 percent responsible gold sourcing via the Kering Responsible Gold Framework; a core mission further flanked by the constant research for sustainable silver sources and tracing transparent sourcing for diamonds and coloured gemstones.
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