I was born in Venice in 1962 and I graduated from the Art Institute in "the Art of metals and of the Goldsmith". I started my own business in 1983 in Mestre, producing jewellery ranging from modern to ancient and experimenting with many techniques including embossing, chiselling and wax casting.
My passion for archeology has led to collaborating in important workshops of experimental archeology with museums and universities and has allowed me to participate on many occasions in international events such as the Exchange of Mediterranean Archaeological Tourism ( la Borsa Mediterranea del Turismo Archeologico) in Paestum.
In my studio we work in close collaboration with each customer whether to create unique, peronalized pieces, with special regard to the design and the production, or to assist customers in the purchase of jewellery already present in my store. All the jewellery is made using traditional processing techniques handed down from the best Venetian goldsmiths of the past complemented by innovative modern techniques in jewellery making
Each jewel of 4Nove is the result of the combination between long craft tradition and continuous research on materials. For this reason, each piece is unique, because it is realized singularly by taking care of all stylistic and technical details.
CLASSIC JEWELRY: Classic gold craft as synonym of elegance and tradition. Precious jewels as the gold thread hand-vowed with the technique “punto ago veneziano”. Another example is the brooch “Moretta” made of white gold with pink sapphire and the ebony head carved by hand. These highly refined creations seem to have no time.
PRECIOUS AND MODERN: The jewels are dedicated to the precious elegance of gold and to its pliability. Delicate colours and essential compositions enhance the beauty of the metal and the distinctive design.
Solitaire ring in white gold with brilliant cut diamond
Rose gold ring, diamonds and Australian opal
Bracelet in yellow gold and labradorite
Amber bracelet honey-coloured, white gold and diamonds
Bracelet horn and white gold with diamonds
Earrings in yellow gold and tourmaline
Earrings in yellow gold plate engraved
Earrings in yellow gold wire-worked Venetian needle point
Pendant in platinum and diamond navette cut
Pendant in white and yellow gold with baroque pearl and diamond.
Foreverfemme developed from Francesco Pavan’s passion for experimenting with natural materials from the perspective of their historical evolution and implementing this knowledge.
The project Foreverfemme is the natural emergence of his creativity, which he defines with the word Naturarcheodesign.
Experimental archeology is a discipline that attempts to verify experimentally the historical and archaeological hypotheses concerning the techniques and manufacturing of ancient artifacts. This discipline plays a complementary role to that of classical archeology in order to understand the functional aspects of the archeological findings relating to the social context of the communities of the past.
As specialist in archeological artefacts, I'm part of the cultural association ARCHEO FABER, affiliated to the Museum of the Great Rivers of Rovigo. The group consists of technical specialists in the manufacture of ceramics and pottery, glass paste, flint, metals such as gold, silver, bronze and iron, but we also take part in numerous educational and cultural events.
The passion for archeology has led me to learn more about the ancient goldsmith techniques from the Bronze Age to the present day.
These historical influences are found in many of my creations, which have been freely inspired by archaeological finds, for example ornaments found in the region of Bactria, or those that belonged to important civilizations e.g. the Scythians and the Egyptians.
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di Francesco Pavan
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