Born in Rome, Italy, in 1890, Elsa Schiaparelli was the daughter of an aristocrat, on her mother’s side, and her father, Celestino Schiaparelli was the Dean of the University of Rome, and curator of medieval manuscripts. Elsa drew a lot of inspiration from her father and the world of fantasy that she discovered through his books.
However, it was her grandfather, Giovanni Schiaparelli, a famous astrologer, who was arguably one of the strongest influences on her designs. Elsa could not resist the allure of the cosmos. This led her straight into the world of surrealism and a life long obsession with this daring art movement.
Ms. Schiaparelli delicately reinvents the beauty and allure of Hellenistic goddess' into one statement necklace.View Creation
These oversized imitation Pearl earrings follow the rule of thirds with uncanny unconvention. A testament to Elsa's desire to create one of a kind pieces.