Jewellery Brand Le Sibille Are Guardians of a Near-Extinct Art Form

Jewellery as treasure.

On Via Muzio Clementi in Rome, Camilla Bronzini, Francesca Neri Serneri, and Antonella Perugini are working with tesserae, fragments of glass less than a millimetre in size. At their benches, each engages in the ancient craft of micromosaics. The near-extinct art form spans centuries from Roman to Renaissance. Fast forward to the 1990s when the all-female trio founded Le Sibille to create one-of-a-kind jewellery that centres on micromosaics. The 18-karat-gold pieces—rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces—are composed of enamel, pearls, and semiprecious and precious stones, and often feature themes of nature, flowers, and animals. The intricate patterns and detail will mesmerize you, the micromosaic work testament that even the tiniest pieces can produce remarkable results.