Benedetta Romanini, Teresa Scarlata
Anna Bacchelli, alias Orisa, is a goldsmith who started out in Turin in the 1930s in a small workshop in Piazza Carlo Alberto. Passionate about botany, she makes most of her creations with plant or floral motifs, such as the brooch in gold, platinum and diamonds, which is modelled like a chestnut branch. Fascinating and eccentric – she was the first Italian woman to obtain a driving licence – she is known and appreciated by the Savoy high society, including the Royal Family of Savoy, by celebrities from the world of aristocracy, business and the Italian and international jet-set. From Mozambique, two intense red rubies weighing 6.04 and 5.55 carats make for an unforgettable pair of earrings in gold and diamonds accompanied by GRS gemmological certificates and no heat treatment, and a fantastic ring in gold, diamonds with a cushion-cut sapphire weighing 32.52 carats from Burma in a setting of pavé diamonds and cabochon sapphires. Joyful and full of light, a beautiful two-tone gold brooch, paved with natural and colourless Fancy Light Yellow diamonds, with a total carat of about 8.50 carats.