Transcendental Meditation

Delfina Delettrez and her awesome jewels

Delfina Delettrez is fashion aristocracy, a fourth-generation member of the Fendi dynasty. And it shows.

Delfina Delettrez is celebrated for her pieces of jewellery that are both strange and alluring; witty talismanic keepsakes, futuristic geometric shapes and memento mori. She grew up in Rome and Rio de Janeiro, and was influenced by the aestheticism of the former and the wild, natural world of the latter.

Delfina Delettrez is celebrated for her pieces of jewellery that are both strange and alluring; witty talismanic keepsakes, futuristic geometric shapes and memento mori. She grew up in Rome and Rio de Janeiro, and was influenced by the aestheticism of the former and the wild, natural world of the latter.

Since 2007, she has been designing pieces of jewellery so fantastical and fabulous as if straight out of an ancient legend.

Lessons from the stylish

Her distinctive fine jewellery is today sold in cutting-edge concept stores and worn by some of the world’s most beautiful and talked-about women: Beyoncé, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Catherine Deneuve.

Delfina’s daughter was only two months old when her brand, complete with Lagerfeld logo, was launched at Colette in Paris.

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“I like to play the alchemist,” Delfina says. “When I decide to use this stone instead of another I always want to know what the influences of it are on the body and the mind.”
Golden cuff “Bees”

“The day after I had all these contacts and other stores and I had promised them, ‘Yes, you will have jewellery. Yes, I will do it.’ It took me some time to understand what I’d done…”, Delfina recalls jokingly.

She knows, however, that creating jewellery is serious business.

“I was surrounded by beauty ever since I was born, and all these women made me breathe creativity and see beauty as something with a substance,“ says Delettrez.

The influence of gems,
and meditation

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With mentor and friend Karl Lagerfelt, 2011. When Harper’s BAZAAR asked Delfina who was her dream lunch date, she punned in all seriousness: “Lunch with [David] Lynch!“

Delfina strongly believes that different gems and metals carry different power, that they can affect one emotionally and even physically.

She therefore stipulates the necessity to be aware of the traditions which run through thousands of years of jewellery. For Delfina, every new creation and original design has to be based on what is already proven by repeated experience.

It’s this very principle which made her pick up the practice of Transcendental Meditation a year ago.

“I saw the results in a friend—I could almost see a light surrounding her,“ says Delfina. “I thought she was in a new relationship, but when I asked she told me that she simply hard started meditating. So I took a four-day course, got a mantra, and started.“

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Earrings “Caramel”.
Delfina Delettrez.

She now has her own experience to go by. “For the first few months my jaw ached because I had a kind of dumb fixed smile of health stamped on my face!“

“TM is so easy to integrate—20 minutes twice a day is enough. I have meditated in the weirdest places: museums, cars, airports. You just need to carry big, dark sunglasses with you and people will think you’re sleeping,“ advises the queen of jewellery with a brilliant smile.

Sources:
“Delfina Delettrez: the jeweller from a fashion dynasty” by Kate Finnigan, Telegraph

“Ask Delfina Delettrez Anything”, Harper’s BAZAAR

Delfina Delettrez: Official web page