Jewelry collection

Primitive + Modern Collision in Venusia Jewelry Collection

A mix of art and design, Venusia by Elena Salmistraro jewelry collection for Alessi is an exploration of textures, colors and geometries that are all enhanced by Italian craftsmanship. The name “Venusia” is an interpretation of Venus, the goddess of beauty. Jewelry can act as decorative elements that shield and protect the wearer, whether through religion, ritual, or personal aesthetics. The designer led with this age-old thought.

Salmistraro created Venusia through what she calls the exploration of five “expressive threads” – Acta, Freesia, Edone, Trama and Lorica. This was followed by experiments with metallic processes, from laser cutting to Etruscan granulation. Primitive touches sit alongside modern Venusia designs, providing the wearer with an original piece of exquisite detail. The resulting rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings highlight the qualities of metals through their interaction with light, which captures detail. The jewels are made of stainless steel, are hypoallergenic and embellished with gold and black PVD finishes.

fair-skinned woman with light shoulder-length hair wearing khaki shirt and modern jewelry

fair-skinned woman with light shoulder-length hair wearing black shirt and modern jewelry

fair-skinned woman with light shoulder-length hair wearing bright pink shirt and modern jewelry

fair-skinned woman with light shoulder-length hair wearing modern jewelry

fair-skinned woman with light shoulder-length hair wearing modern jewelry

modern necklace and ring displayed on colorful pedestals

modern earrings and rings displayed on colorful pedestals

modern bracelet and rings displayed on colorful pedestals

modern necklace and earrings displayed on colorful pedestals

modern necklace and earrings displayed on a white plinth

modern necklace and ring displayed on a colorful plinth

fair-skinned woman with dark hair and light blue headscarf wearing royal blue top and modern jewelry

Elena Salmistraro

To learn more about the Venusia jewelry collection, visit us.alessi.com.

Photograph by Marco Pietracupa.

Kelly Beall is an editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember and enjoys sharing her discoveries with others. When she’s not distracted by great art and design, she can be found messing around in the kitchen, consuming as much information as she can, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social media.


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