Frantuma is a jewellery collection investigating the traditional coral jewellery production, to understand how sustainable approaches can reframe it for the contemporary marketplace. The aesthetic of the collection is inspired by the history of coral, a material broadly used from ancient times and common in different cultures, from Europe to Asia, to South America and Africa. The title of the collection refers to the by-product of the jewellery production: the raw material need to be cleaned before being carved or shaped in pearls and cabochon. All these small shards of coral form the frantuma, a material that is usually applied to traditional medicaments and luxury cosmetics The collection imagines a future where precious coral is excited and frantuma is re-instated in the production and used in shaping jewellery pieces that preserved the same symbolic and artisanal consistency. The Frantuma collection is made of coral by-product, sterling silver and 18 k gold plated sterling silver.
The Shiro Necklace is inspired by the Japanese tredition of coral jewellery. Shiro is the Japanese name of the Konojoi coral species, found in Pacific waters from Japan, Okinawa to the Philippines. It comes in white colours, or also white with pink/red spots, at depths of around 100-200m.
Giada Giachino Studio is pleased to offer Worldwide Shipping. We create each piece to order, which takes 14-21 working days. Within the UK | £6.95, delivery in 1-2 working days. Worldwide | £15, delivery within 2-3 working days.