by Andrew C. Stone | December 1, 2010 | Style & Beauty
Any style setter worth her vintage editions of Vogue knows that one must understand the past to make a gainful impression on the future. It’s in this spirit that we applaud the arrival of DeLatori, a luxurious line of fine jewelry from Ori and Tal Zemer (sons of Charriol USA distributors and 18k gold division designers Jack and Sandy Zemer) and Charriol USA’s senior vice president of sales, Marilyn Harrell. The San Diego-based trio has realized a longtime dream of a brand to call their own, which draws on their shared love of world history to bring a feeling of timeless elegance to the modern treasure seeker. “Our design and brand emphasis is on today’s woman,” says copresident Ori Zemer. “Its more about all the roles she plays during the day and her busy lifestyle.”
For its debut, DeLatori offers the Pompeii Collection, which conjures the artisanship of the storied civilization in sterling silver pieces with precious stones and 18k gold electroplate. Each piece is engraved with the signature DeLatori flower and nods to Greco-Roman architecture and craftsmanship. Hand-wrought filigree and turquoise imbue rings with a museum-style character, while DeLatori’s drusy quartz creates opulent, eye-catching statements in bracelets, rings and earrings. An assortment of bangles range from understated to ornately opulent. Perhaps the coolest design element is the Pompeii Coin motif, modeled after the coins of the ancient city, with the DeLatori name on its face. Available on rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants, the Pompeii Coin is a captivating way to refine an otherwise subdued outfit.
While DeLatori recalls days of old, don’t get the wrong impression—each piece lends itself beautifully to modern dressing and was designed with precisely that in mind. “We offer a collection that is as beautiful and detailed as the women who wear it,” insists Ori, “regardless of where they live.” Be it New York, London, Milan or Pompeii. delatori.com
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