We like working with recycled metals and combining them with natural stones. Our bold sculpture jewelry suits the person who appreciate original craftsmanship and “hand made in Italy”. Our aim is to create unique, elegant and eco-friendly jewels.
Armed with a Fine Arts degree, an aptitude for sculpture and a diploma in goldsmithery, Italian Elisa Tummillo opened her own studio in Matera, Italy, in 2006. Johanna Curti, originally from Sweden and a qualified gemologist, had moved to Matera after 10 years’ experience with some of London’s more exclusive jewellers. Their meeting in 2009 prompted an explosion of design ideas and the ELISA&JANNA partnership.
Their pebble shape reminds you of the “sassi” of Matera and they are symbolic of the place where we live. The SASSI are the spectacular old districts of the city of Matera. The word actually means stones, rock or pebbles. We both live in the Sassi, and from these inspirational surroundings comes this exclusive collection: the Sassi dei Sassi, stones from stones.
This collection suits everyone; it is elegant but sporty at the same time. They are cast in four metals: silver, bronze, copper and aluminium and each piece can be worn alone or you can mix and match various sizes and metals.
This collection is handmade in our workshop in Matera and started with the idea of using a noble metal which is rarely used in jewellery making: copper.
We are using as much as possible recycled copper pipes and wire embellished with natural stones. The result is an eco-friendly collection of jewellery that are elegant and original. Some pieces in the sculpture jewellery collection are one-offs and you can contact us if you would like one made for you.
The warmth of the golden colour of bronze led us to create this new collection. The models are partly created using the process of lost wax casting and then finished by hand. These pieces are produced in small series and can be found in our shop online.
Other bronze pieces in the collection are unique one-offs and entirely hand made in our workshop. Please contact us for creating a special piece for you.