Sunday, September 28, 2014

Passion for Design, Passion for Jewellery, Passion for Craftsmanship, Stefano Canturi.

"Without passion there is no masterpiece".

When I first met Stefano Canturi we were both standing around in the Pitt Street paddock, Sydney's FashionCBD sipping our complimentary Taittinger Champagne at the launch of VFNO 2011. He and I were waiting for the opening speeches, and while I can't recall exactly how we struck up our first conversation;  I think we quite quickly started talking about quality, creativity and craftsmanship and; hit it off immediately, and I was duly invited me over to CANTURI in Castlereagh Street for gelato and to see Stefano's fine jewellery and designs.

And here we were again, 2014, not for VFNO this time; no I am at CANTURI 80 Castlereagh Street for morning tea and the launch of the all new ETERNAL fine jewellery range. But before we can see ETERNAL, there is a surprise for all of us, the new Canturi High Jewel, a mesmerizing necklace, inspired by the ancient Greek Goddess of the Rainbow, "Iris" by Stefano Canturi, 18ct white gold, diamonds, tanzanite, garnet, rubellite; a flagship piece four years in it's creation. Concept, design, the hunting and collecting, the matching of the jewels to create such a piece. Stefano is all over it! The way each piece of the necklace looks and moves has been engineered by him, its a living piece and I love how this piece is full of the colours of life.
Man of passion, Stefano Canturi speaks about designing Iris and the new ETERNAL range, Eternal jewellery launch - Canturi Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Man of passion, Stefano Canturi speaks and expresses ideas about designing Iris and the new ETERNAL range, Eternal jewellery launch - Canturi Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Candid portrait, Man of passion, Stefano Canturi and the new ETERNAL range, Eternal jewellery launch - Canturi, Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Stefano Canturi - "Without passion there is no masterpiece."
The Canturi High Jewel is a mesmerizing necklace, named "Iris", Canturi; photographed by Kent Johnson.
the new 'Eternal' jewellery range display in satin case - Canturi; Jewellery photography by Kent Johnson, Street Fashion Sydney.
Hands of the designer, Stefano Canturi shows the sapphire clasp, Eternal jewellery - Canturi Photographed by Kent Johnson.
You know Stefano is not only an artist but also an engineer at heart when, as artists and engineers do he talks more (to me) about the safety clasp he created that integrates into the design.. he knows the bracelet is beautiful, how could it be otherwise. But Stefano also knows, and no one seems to know this.. he has created a great safety catch too so you NEVER loose your CANTURI bracelet, well not while you are wearing it! Now that is all about heart, heart for his creation, heart for you and heart for your ETERNAL bracelet, that special personal item. My mum loves this kind of attention to detail and I. do. too. thank you very much; unseen, great design, just the beauty of the piece, quietly on show.
Stefano Canturi showing the 'Eternal' bracelet, Eternal jewellery - Canturi Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Hands, fitting the 'Eternal' bracelet on a woman's wrist, Stefano Canturi, Eternal jewellery - Canturi Photographed by Kent Johnson.
The CANTURI High Jewel from VFNO 2011 being worn by one very fortunate DJ! Sold the very next day
The CANTURI High Jewel from 2011 being worn by one very fortunate DJ! Sold the very next day.
I love visiting CANTURI and seeing the beautiful fine jewellery designs and I love having been fortunate enough to have spent extended time speaking personally with Stefano who clearly does not simply say, he loves coming to work every day, he lives through his designs and the craftsmanship of himself and his team.

"Without passion there is no masterpiece". This is what Stefano says and I do believe its true.

http://www.canturi.com/collections/eternal/

If you would like Kent to attend your launch please do not hesitate to contact him.

Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863
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