Calix by Massimo Palmiero debuted at a cocktail party at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City on April 25. With 11 models wearing black sleeveless shifts and black gloves, more than 100 one-of-a-kind pieces were shown, all hand-crafted at the Palmiero atelier in Rome. Eschewing stores, shows, or retailers, this was the way Palmiero decided to unveil his jewels to an American audience.
Among the jewels on the models, Palmiero showed a rose gold bracelet with fancy intense gold diamonds, a diamonds pavé bracelet, a padparadscha sapphire ring in rose and white gold with diamonds, and a fancy yellow diamond ring in rose gold with rose-cut diamonds.
Born in 1963, Palmiero developed a passion for beautiful objects and precious gems at a young age, which led him to open his private, by-appointment-only atelier in Rome in 1985.
Calix is a word of Latin origin. It means cup or chalice and nods to Palmiero’s Italian heritage. Known for his use of intense colors, precious metals, and exotic stones, Palmiero aims for Calix to transmit strength and positivity while being modern as well as evoking history. Each Calix design is crafted exclusively for the wearer. “With my jewelry I want to maximize the personality and character of a woman, the value of whom is not just expressed by the object, but in the moment she lives while wearing it,” said Palmiero.
Calix rose gold bracelet with fancy intense gold diamonds, price on request
Calix diamond pavé bracelet in white gold with 132 ct. aquamarine center stone, price on request
Calix padparadscha sapphire ring in rose and white gold with diamonds, price on request
Calix fancy yellow diamond ring in rose gold with rose-cut diamonds, price on request
Top: Ruby drop earrings with diamonds in rose gold, price on request
Kristin Young is writing the On Your Market blog while Brittany Siminitz is on maternity leave.