Heralding half a century as a symbol of timeless craftsmanship and elegance, Pomellato – the iconic Milanese jewellery house – is immortalised in print in a series of anecdotes and images captured by the greats, from Helmut Newton to Lord Snowden.

Pino Rabolini, the brains behind the bijoux, first introduced the concept of ready-to-wear collections when he decreed that diamond and pearl treasures weren’t to be consigned to the strictures of ‘special occasions’.

His potent understanding of femininity and its transformation still resonates today; the myriad links between Pino’s avant-garde trinkets and their interrelationship with cultural and political trends of the 1960s are expressed via audaciously playful and vibrant compositions that echo the ‘flower power’ and ‘hippie heart-throbs’ of the era. Daring designs sought to express this powerful and independent new interpretation of womanhood, echoing the lifestyle revolution that was quickly gaining traction.

If, like us, you’re a magpie for all things shiny – be it a glistening golden ring or a gleaming gobbet of information – Pomellato: Since 1967 is definitely one for your coffee table.

Pomellato: Since 1967 is published by Rizzoli New York. Plus, indulge your sweet tooth for sparkle – and shop Pomellato here:

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