This is a thick and substantially well-made Roberto Faraone Mennella sterling silver open cuff bracelet with deep odd shaped elongated hearts carved from the sides; very modernist looking. It is an older Manella work and is marked 925 Faraone. Size is small and measures 6 1/4″ around with the open space so you will need a small wrist size. The sterling silver is very thick and solid. Width across the top just about 5/8″ across. Weight is HEAVY at 34.3 grams. Beautiful bracelet by a very, very well-known maker!!
As stated on the Mannellas website:
“Faraone Mennella’s polished surfaces and sensuous shapes, in search of the perfect equi- librium of forms, are the true expression of Italian aesthetics: Beauty as simplicity, Elegance as discreet sensibility.
The ancient craft of goldsmith from Tuscany finds its natural medium in Faraone Mennella’s contemporary approach to current trends, pop culture and fashion icons, mixing classic beauty with the freshness of today’s luxury lifestyle.
“Aesthetic appreciation of beauty is the most perfect reconciliation of the sensual and rational parts of human nature”
This bracelet is one of their earlier works and is indicative of their use of precious metals to display sensuous forms. Nice to find one of these beautifully crafted sterling silver Faraone designer bracelets; a lovely addition for your collection. Very deep, showy and noticeable.