The works of six Jewellery Design students were selected to participate in the Incinque Jewels Award, a competition organised as part of the Rome Jewellery Week. The creations were exhibited from the 14 to 16 October at the Mecenate Auditorium, an exceptional archaeological site in Rome. The Incinque Jewels Award, now in its third edition, is the flagship event of the Rome Jewelry Week: promoted by the Incinque Open Art Monti Cultural Association and curated by Architect Monica Cecchini, creator and director of the project. The competition aims to celebrate some of the most talented contemporary jewelry artists. The theme chosen for the 2022 edition is "Grand Tour - the colours of the journey", a tribute to the era of the ‘grand tour of Italy’, for the discovery of art, architecture and beauty, but also for self-knowledge through a journey of personal and cultural enrichment. A concept that transforms the jewel from an ‘object' to a ‘story’ to wear. Six students from Accademia Italiana made it to the finals with Anastasia Krivolapova winning third prize: born in Siberia, but brought up in several countries, giving life to Moving, Seeing, Traveling - Leaving or Coming Home?, a brooch in silver and hand-moulded porcelain inspired by Japanese prints from the Ukiyo-e period.
Alessio Bartelloni, from Pietrasanta in Tuscany, merges the elements of three cities in his medallion Capriccio Italico: Rome, with a Travertine base and a brass arch reminiscent of the Coliseum; Venice, with a composition of glass tessera in the colours of the Lagoon; Florence, with a red leather cord like the tiles of the cathedral dome and arranged following the outline of the Vasari corridor. Anastasia Cella calls her collection Il Viaggio (The Journey) and is symbolically inspired by the tracks and wheels of the train, the means by which the concept of contemporary travel was born. Daniil Neskromniy, originally from Kazakhstan, dives into the Faraglioni of Capri to re-emerge with a silver and transparent resin ring and an earcuff set with black diamonds. The collection is called The Lighthouse of Capri and is intended to be a lighthouse that lights the way to the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, a postcard of scarlet sunsets over the sea, a reminder of Capri's inimitable atmosphere. Cristian Imperiale, originally from Forlì, uses the technique of piercing sheets of wax and plexiglass, micro-flame soldering, lost wax casting, working with files and milling cutters to create a collection inspired by the Orient and in particular by the Japanese architect Hitoshi Saruta. The simple and linear geometrical figures, typical of this architectural style, are found in silver and plexiglass rings, capable of channeling the same luminosity. Caterina Collizzolli also looks to the Land of the Rising Sun, with bracelets and earrings that evoke the blossoming of cherry trees, with silver, strawberry quartz and Kintsugi details.