The Birth of a Fucine Romane Jewel

"The luminous creations by Fucine Romane are small works of art to wear and the result of age-old gestures and techniques that the Master Goldsmiths have been evoking day after day, for generations".

The lost wax casting process that makes every Fucine Romane jewel unique is an ancient metalwork technique that dates back to the Bronze Age. It was widely used in the Classical world and its technical and expressive perfection reached levels that still amaze and move us today.

This admirable art technique, which was progressively abandoned in the Middle Ages, blossomed again during the Renaissance, an age in which Classicism was rediscovered. Benvenuto Cellini, the great Renaissance goldsmith, gives us an impressive description of the casting process of his Perseus, a magnificent bronze statue that can be admired today in Piazza della Signoria in Florence. In this statue artistic feeling and expressive sensitivity meet and go beyond technical limits.

Fucine Romane’s jewels rediscover the beauty of this ancient artisanal technique, where skill and experience come together to create true works of art to wear. Recalling the gestures of the great Renaissance artists, Fucine Romane’s designs are handmade after long and tireless phases of study, preparation and refinement. Behind each one of them lies painstaking artistic and stylistic research, as well as a profound reflection on volumes and proportions.

An exclusive feature that makes Fucine Romane jewellery unique is the visual and philosophical narrative they share. Art as a form of Life and expression of Truth, enclosed in a goldsmith's creation that bestows beauty and royalty.

The delicate task of Fucine Romane’s Master Goldsmiths is to bring ideas to life. After the design phase, the attentive hands of our esteemed Master Goldsmiths create a real, round wax sculpture, which is mounted on a small wax tree and placed like a leaf. A cylindrical plaster 'coat' is then created around the tree.

Once solid, the cylinder is placed in an oven where the wax, melted by the heat, emerges from the base of the tree. At the end of the process there is an empty plaster mould with the negative of the shaft. It is only now that the molten precious metal is poured, filling all the spaces left empty by the wax.

As soon as the metal has solidified, the plaster is broken. The golden or silver tree is revealed; it is a moment of great emotion. The raw jewels are detached from the tree and are ready for the final processing phase entrusted to the hands of our Master Goldsmiths.

At Fucine Romane, the precious jewellery is finished with a large number of strictly artisanal processes. First and foremost is the diamond cut technique, our signature style. All our jewels are made impeccable thanks to careful polishing and cleaning with soap, water and ultrasounds. After a meticulous quality check, carried out piece by piece, the long process from idea to creation can be considered complete. These very special artefacts are now ready to reach their custodians, to embellish the Soul and adorn the Human Body.

Care for them and cherish them for future generations.