08 Mar New Book Spikes Demand For Aldo Cipullo Jewelry
By Amy Elliott | March 08, 2021
Beyond the ubiquitous Cartier Love bracelet, that is, which remains highly coveted, and well-represented on some of the most famous wrists in the world. Designed by the late Italian jeweler Aldo Cipullo in 1969 to reverberating acclaim, its history and importance is of course well-chronicled in Assouline’s recently released monograph Cipullo: Making Jewelry Modern.
But as readers will discover, there was so much more to Cipullo and his impressive body of work, and Cipullo covers it all. Written with a foreword by the late designer’s brother Renato Cipullo (a designer in his own right) and noted jewelry author and historian Vivienne Becker, the book salutes the designer’s life and career path in compelling detail, from bracelets to boogying at Studio 54 …
Dana Kraus of DK Farnum Estate Jewelry in Litchfield County, Conn., recently added the book to her personal library and has already observed the proverbial needle moving. “We’ve always had interest in Cipullo’s work, but yes, since the book published, we’ve sold two of the Juste un clou bracelets,” she reports. “One was from the Seventies, with the double signature of both Cipullo and Cartier, which is more collectible.”
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