Hidden Gemstone Collection

They say Sicily is the “hidden gem” of Italy.
Italy's largest island rich with a unique culture especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, and architecture. Throughout history, Sicily has been at the crossroad of cultures, landscapes and cuisine. Located at the southern most tip of the Italian penninsula and separated by the straight of Messina, Sicily offers exceptional beaches, charming villages and towns, as well as an abundance of ancient ruins and archeological sites. 

During her travels to Sicily this past summer , Oriana stumbled upon a true hidden gem, a town called Gibellina. The original city of Gibellina ( not far from Oriana’s mother’s hometown of Castellammare del Golfo) was completely destroyed in 1968 by an earthquake. In 1984, artist Alberto Burri created this landscape artwork called “Cretto Di Burri” (Crack of Burri) but left it unfinished due to a lack of funds. It is a sort of concrete labyrinth in which he covered the rubble with 5ft walls of concrete leaving open only the streets. In 2015, to mark what would have been Burri's one hundredth birthday, the work was finally completed. 
“Seeing this masterpiece was truly breathtaking” ~ Oriana

Much like the hidden gem that is Sicily, these beautiful new “Hidden Gemstone” pendants have been hiding in the Oriana Lamarca archives and are finally ready to be revealed just in time for the holidays!

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