Dali’s Jewelry

Dali Jewelry CollectionI am a huge fan of Salvador Dali and, eventually, I had to visit to visit the Theatre-Museum Dalí, in Figueres.

After visiting the entire museum and going over some of his biggest and greatest masterpieces, I was very eager to visit his jewelry collection.

All of Dali’s art encompasses physics, mathematics, architecture, nuclear science, and these were not the exception.Dali's beating Heart jewel

 

 

His jewels are a protest against emphasis upon the cost of the materials of jewelry. So his object was to show the jeweler’s art in true perspective-where design and craftsmanship are to be valued above the material worth of the gems, as in Renaissance times.

The Persistence of Memory, 1949

The Persistence of Memory, 1949

The Eye of Time, 1949

The Eye of Time, 1949

“In jewels, as in all my art, I create what I love. In some you will note an architectonic sense – as you will in certain of my paintings; again logarithmic law is evident; again the intervention of spirit and matter; of time and space”.- affirmed Dali.

He described his jewels as a serious matter, but he also affirmed that he felt pleased if his jewelry brought a smile. “A smile is a pleasing thing”.

Telephone Ear Clips, 1949

Telephone Ear Clips, 1949

“The jeweled pieces presented in this collection – ornaments, medals, crosses, objets d’art- were not conceived to rest soullessly in steel vaults. They were created to please the eye, uplift the spirit, stir the imagination, express conviction. Without an audience, these jewels would not fulfill the function for which they came into being. The viewer, then, is the ultimate artist. His sight, heart, mind – fusing with and grasping with greater or lesser understanding the intent of the creator- gives them life”

Personally, I loved the Beating heart, the Telephone Ear Clips, the Necklace with Entwined Limbs and the Spider of the Night. But above all, I adore the way he managed to conceive a new way of art and a different perspective in every masterpiece he made…

Necklace with entwined limbs, 1964

Necklace with entwined limbs, 1964

Ruby Lips, 1949

Ruby Lips, 1949

The Spider of the NIght, 1962

The Spider of the NIght, 1962

The Living Flower, 1959

The Living Flower, 1959

 

 

Mexico´s Jewel

There is something about jewelry…it has a majestic effect on women, an amazing influence combined with clothes and the ability to become objects of desire.

I have to confess though, that I never was a huge fan of jewelry; I always wore simple earrings and small necklaces that were almost unseeable, but this changed the day I first bumped into L.F.R Designs.

The first contact I had with the Mexican brand was when I worked at Vogue, we used to publish many of their creations as they were always refined, eclectic, original and trendy.

It was only three years ago when Leslie Fastlicht Russo launched L.F.R Designs (named after her initials). “It happened while creating a Buddhist necklace for a friend”, she affirms. For Leslie, this was only a hobby, but it turned out that this specific piece was the first one on her initial collection. Now there are six collections going on!

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings, made out of stones and gems, are the leading materials in her creations. All of them have a nod to Indian Maharaja royalty and an homage to Thai and Italian master craftsmen.

What I love the most about L.F.R. is the uniqueness of each piece, inspired in culture and art itself, and the way any casual outfit can boost immediately while wearing them.

As time goes by, fame has grown paralelly with the Mexican brand. Famous celebrities such as Paz Vega, Jacqueline Bracamontes and Ludwika Paleta are some of the admirers of this hand-crafted jeweled designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personally, I consider myself as a huge fan of L.F.R Designs, specially when it´s about the rings. Every time I wear mine, it causes certain curiosity on the people around me. It´s originality but, at the same time, design and materials, convert it in a masterpiece worth admiring. I assure you that L.F.R has the power to convert any anti-jewelry girl into an assiduous buyer…trust me.

All Images are courtesy of L.F.R Designs