Delfina Delettrez Fendi is a designer and jeweller based in Rome, Italy. She founded her namesake label Delfina Delettrez in 2007, creating fashion jewellery and fine jewellery pieces in partnership with local goldsmiths and artisans. A 4th generation Fendi woman, Delfina has spent her life surrounded by the ingenious creative spirit of the Fendi matriarchy and the savoir-faire of the Roman ateliers.
Stemming from Delfina’s passion for Italian culture and love of the natural world (seen through both a micro and macro lens), her body of work spans moments of subversive classicism, figurative Surrealism and natural iconography – evolving deeply personal collections of lyrical jewellery imbued with alchemical narratives.
Reflecting on the organic relationship between a woman and the jewellery she wears, Delfina’s work embraces kinetic components and static elements that suggest movement. Phantom settings create the illusion of floating precious stones, metal is worked in fluid suspensions, and unexpected combinations of colour and scale create bold dialogues between diamonds, pearls and precious stones.
Encouraging asymmetry and individuality, Delfina was one of the pioneering forces behind the phenomena of the single earring, proposing unique statements designed to be worn alone or in harmonious compositions, from the celebrated anatomical series of eyes, lips and noses to elaborate one-of-a-kind cuffs. Her articulated designs subvert the codes of cocktail jewellery and engagement rings, ornamental brooches, tennis bracelets and other traditional heirlooms — provoking a sensual and witty exchange with the plastic arts, subcultural movements, and the history of jewellery itself.
Delfina Delettrez designs are handmade in Rome by expert goldsmiths, applying both traditional goldsmithing techniques and innovative 3D printing techniques.