“My goal is to show the art of jewelry in its true meaning. Design and craftsmanship should cost more than precious stones and metals.”
The paintings are not the only legacy of the world famous artist Salvador Dali, the unique collection of gold jewelry, created between 1940 and 1970, is also part of it. His muse and beloved Gala inspired Dali to create the gold jewelry collection. The artist came up with incredible jewels that surprise with its unusual design. Salvador Dalì’s original jewels give the opportunity to “take a look” at the author’s extraordinary thoughts. Gold jewelry, made according to his sketches, amaze with their extravagance and luxury.
History of creation
The history of Dali’s gold jewelry collection dates back to 1941. Over the next 30 years, the artist created 39 detailed paper sketches, working extensively on shapes, details and colors. He personally selected precious stones and came up with the names for the ornaments. New York jeweler Carlos Alemany made the famous artist’s surreal fantasies in gold. Regardless of the medium, Dalí continued to reinvent universally celebrated subjects, such as the heart, cross, crown, Madonna and female form, throughout his career.
The Eye of Time
Enamel, diamonds and rubies. Dali’s The Eye of Time brooch sold in May 2014 for $ 1,055,000.
Dalí’s iconic “Lip Brooch”, circa 1960s, in 18K gold with rubies and cultured pearls, made for the Spanish artist by Henry Kaston.
Tristan and Isolde
Brooch “Tristan and Isolde”. Silhouettes of lovers form a cup, which in turn represents a possible abundance of love between a man and a woman.
Leaf veined hand
18 carat yellow gold with natural emerald, rubies and round cabochon cut.
The real heart
18K yellow gold; rubies, small stones on the crown, sapphires, emeralds, aquamarine, amethysts, diamonds and pearls; With mobile and reducer mechanism that makes the heart beat.
Earrings in 18k gold, diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
Persistence of Memory
The heart of pomegranate
18K yellow gold; Natural rubies, double cabochon cut and diamonds.
18K yellow gold, diamonds, natural rubies, natural emeralds and aquamarine
Dalí created the image of an Egyptian desert elephant carrying an obelisk, a symbol of the presence and progress of technology in the modern world. The elephant stands on four spider legs and offers art, beauty, power, pleasure and knowledge.