Many jewels, various stones and continually changing designs.
We’re talking with Roberto Coin, a great man, traveller, dreamer and speaker. We met up in Rome on a pleasant evening under the Lanterna di Fuksas, just a few steps from Via Condotti.
A long heart-to-heart chat with Mr. Coin revealed the secrets of his success, the unveilings, his Anglo-Saxon background and his welcome in the United States. Today Roberto Coin realizes about 600 pieces per year, opening each week with something new, ranging from iconic to one-of-a-kind pieces.
Which collection are you most attached to? The Cento and the iconic Appassionata diamond collections. The first to be realized? The Nabucco. The most iconic? The Appassionata. The most award-winning? The latest Pois Moi. But I can’t leave out the over 103 one-off animal pieces like the Arabian Horse studded with white diamonds, the all gold lion, scorpions, panthers and the elephant bracelet.
In a design world in which many creative souls and identities coexist, Roberto Coin introduces an extremely personal touch, a lucky charm that further separates him from the rest: a tiny ruby in every piece. It is always on the inside of the jewel, in close contact with the skin, and said to be very good luck. The superstition was taken from ancient Egyptians who have given this amazing world jewels with that special something that Roberto Coin does not hesitate to highlight with elegant expertise.
Text by Federica Frosini