Here at Ad Astra Lifestyle Magazine we are getting very excited! Our favourite time of the year is nearly upon us and with it the perfect excuse to eat too many mince pies, drink too much champagne and dress ourselves up so that we are sparklier than our Christmas tree! We have ALWAYS been in awe of Mario Uboldi’s intricate designs and penchant for sparkle so it should come as no surprise that at this time of year when utter indulgence is the order of the season we can think of no name we would rather see on the little box in that oversized sock hanging above our fireplace! Never one to disappoint Mario Uboldi is preparing the ultimate Christmas collection that is nothing short of… charming! So grab a generous glass of mulled wine, snuggle into your cashmere cardigan and allow us to present to you the Christmas collection with which we are decking all of our halls this Christmas season…
As the nights draw in and we find ourselves in a rendition of ‘Hark the Herald Angel’s Sing’ we are reminded of that beautiful biblical imagery that always feels so magical around Christmas time. Regardless of personal faith we can all appreciate the artistry in this ancient imagery, and it is this timelessness and evocation of memories that Mario Uboldi have harnessed in their winter charm collection. The artists and jewellers of Ubolidi have worked hard to create beautiful impressions of classical icons that will tell a personal story for the person to whom they are given. Our favourite jewellers point out ‘Charms are cute-little emblems that tell a story and inspire people, the young as well as the wise.’ Making them the perfect gift this yule tide season.
Linked in their theme of love and protection the collection features angels at its heart. Every design has an artistic endeavour from the past that has inspired the aesthetic. Take for instance their Dove charm. Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s many variations of these sacred birds and the work of architect Santiago Calatrava’s ‘engineered design manner’ the piece itself is a sleek interpretation of the dove silhouette, reminiscent of a shadow slipping over the land. Made of solid gold with an entire row of brilliantly cut diamonds it would look beautiful as another charm on your bracelet or hung on a necklace as a pendant in its own right.
The abstract geometry of their Guardian Spirit charm is visually intriguing and a sure conversation starter at all of those swanky soirees you’re always invited to over the festive period. Its simple lines and continuous structure makes it a particularly special gift when given as a love token as the eternity symbolism of the entwined lines suggests a lasting commitment. Equally so the Cosmic Angel charm is based on the cultural belief that everyone is assigned a guardian angel at birth. It is a symbol of love and protection and cast out of solid gold with a single solitaire diamond makes it both a striking and meaningful piece.
Mario Uboldi is a versatile and luxury purveyor of excellence, combining two of our favourite things: Jewellery and art. As the saying going goes the best things come in small packages, and we can imagine no greater thrill than the initial disappointment of what appears to be an empty stocking only to discover that it is in fact filled with the most beautiful and meaningful gift. For the ultimate pre-Christmas romantic gesture Lifestyle Magazine recommends that you hang a Mario Uboldi charm from one of the branches on the Christmas tree and set your loved one off on a mission to locate the ‘special something’ you’ve hidden in the house… they’ll love you forever and the token will last a lifetime.
Lifestyle has been so keen to share with you this exclusive new collection that only the single image at the top of the page has been released. All other images used in this article showcase the amazing current collections available from Mario Uboldi.