"Jewelry should be part of the body. It should not stick out from it, but it should be part of it. It should enhance the person wearing it."
Aldo Cipullo - Jewelry Desinger, moved to New York City in 1959 to study at the School of Visual Arts. Winner of the Coty Award (1974), who over the years worked for the most renown jewelry houses in the world like David Webb and Tiffany & Co., before in 1969 he started designing for Cartier.
He loved to design jewelry with use of industrial themes like nails, knots and ropes.
His most iconic pieces include the LOVE bracelet and the "Juste Un Clou" the Nail Collection from 1971. In 1974 he left Cartier to create his own jewelry studio.
Aldo Cipullo's life was cut short at the age of 48, when he died of heart failure. His unique designs, however, live on. In 1978 he was commissioned by The American Gem Society to create collection of pieces using gems mined in North America, which now can be admired at the Smithsonian Museum.
1973 carnelian and lapis earrclips by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier.
Crafted in 18k yellow gold unique earrings consist of two carnelian discs accented with 6 square cabochon cut lapis lazuli in yellow gold bezel setting.