‘Ode to Mılan’ by Pomellato pays homage to the rıch hıstory of the eclectıc cıty

While the 33 designs of the ‘Ode to Milan’ collection are inspired by the Italian city, Pomellato decided to launch its latest jewels in Paris. By putting Milanese design at the heart of Parisian haute joaillerie, Pomellato hopes to inspire dialogue on different visions of high jewellery. 

“We are very proud to present our most precious high jewellery collection ever in Paris. Pomellato is different as all of our designs are made to be worn every day. We have always put women at the centre of the creation process, offering modern pieces of great quality and beauty that are easy to wear. This collection is no exception,” says Sabina Belli, CEO of Pomellato. 

This year marks Vincenzo Castaldo’s 20th anniversary as Creative Director at Pomellato, and the brand’s newest collection is a love letter to Milan, where Pomellato was founded in 1967. The collection takes inspiration from different aspects of Milan, from modern skyscrapers to secret gardens, and captures the diversity of the modern and ancient facets of the city. 

“In 2023, it seemed quite natural for us to devote a high jewellery collection to Milan expressed in a very Pomellato way. The result is a private conversation between Milan and Pomellato, revealing the common traits between the two. This collection has a personal significance for me. On the occasion of my 20th anniversary at Pomellato, I wanted to honour both Pomellato and the city that it is inextricably connected to, both of which are home to me,” says Castaldo.

The collection is split into different chapters, each a love letter to Milan. Vertical Landscapes celebrates the city’s Rationalist skyscrapers and the colourful façades of Gio Ponti’s buildings. 

Pomellato captures this modern side of Milan in jewels with architectural silhouettes and gems in exquisite colours. The hero item of this chapter is the Skyline necklace – a necklace with a linear frame which brings together an impressive selection of 128 glorious and rare spinels.

The Vertical Landscapes chapter also takes inspiration from famous buildings by Italian architect Gio Ponti, with a dazzling green tourmaline and violet-blue tanzanite necklace and a set of earrings which mirror the plant-filled balconies of the famous buildings in Milan.

The Urban Bloom bracelets evoke the lush gardens that unexpectedly flourish in Milan, from high-rise balconies to secret gardens. Green tsavorites, blue sapphires, or pink and white sapphires are dotted on yellow, white, or rose gold bracelets.

The Contemporary Heritage chapter is Pomellato’s interpretation of Milan’s history and in particular the medieval Castello Sforzesco. The chapter includes a reinterpretation of a 1972 choker from the archives where nine jewels become a bridge between Pomellato’s design tradition and the city’s most commanding monument. The neo-medieval necklace consists of rose gold plaques joined together by chunky diamond-set links totalling more than 29 carats.

The unconventional setting of the diamonds, a new type of pavé that Pomellato has named ‘bossage’, make the diamonds’ sharp angles resemble the rusticated façade of the Castello. The Contemporary Heritage chapter also includes several more casual-wear pieces, including matching gemstone rings and earrings.

Chains are at the heart of the Creativity on Stage collection, as they have been at the heart of Pomellato’s history. Three luxurious necklaces that pay homage to the La Scala theatre, with re-imagined proportions and sparkling diamonds that are assembled through new variations on setting techniques.

Lastly, the Terrazza Duomo chapter is an exploration of the white marble façade of the Duomo, a masterpiece of 14th century architecture. The chapter consists of four simple earrings and two bracelets, all with a focus on geometrical shapes. The Losange, Marquise, Drop and Trilliant earrings are designed to sway as the wearer moves with their light and airy structures.