Interior designer, Elena Rossetti lives and works in Rome. Her work is entirely artisanal and her creations are made using the ancient lost wax process. Although this artisanal method is simple, it requires great manual skill and, of course, creativity. In this process, a model is made from a malleable material such as wax. Subsequently, a plaster mold is created around this model.
Fused metal is then poured into the mold, melting the wax (that is lost), which solidifies in the mold itself. Each piece she creates is unique, and when it is replicated, the new version will never be identical to the previous one.
Her jewelry is mainly made of yellow and pink bronze, white and black silver with ruthenium or - on request - 18 K gold plating. However, the bronze pieces are often plated with 18 K gold. Both bronze and silver are "living" metals that can tarnish over time. This depends on various factors, such as humidity and our skin ph. However, to restore the original luster, you will only need to occasionally wash your jewelry with neutral soap.
Elena Rossetti’s jewelry is nickel-free and earring hinges are always made of silver. All gemstones are natural and the type determines the final price. So far, the artist has created five collections, which are constantly evolving to provide artisanal value.