Sicily: Island of conquest and domination where the splendour of the places merges with the cultures that have alternated over the centuries.
To honour its history and wonders Isola Bella is launching Stupor Mundi, the Wonder of the World: a new concept in jewellery with an exclusive capsule collection dedicated to the artistic movements that forged the soul of the island.
The inspiration originates with the Norman domination of Roger II of Sicily and Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, the enlightened ruler that made Sicily the cradle of literature and arts by uniting the different cultural identities on the island.
The result is the creation of Joharia, the first collection of the Design Anthology STUPOR MUNDI, inspired by the wonders of the Tower of Gioiaria of the Royal Palace in Palermo and its magnificent mosaics: a garden paradise with lush palms and a hunting party with archers, deer, mythological centaurs, lions, leopards, plumed peacocks and snow-white swans elegantly and in great detail in an allegory of the Norman court.
Detailed study of the dimensions and proportions of the mosaics, the accuracy of the craftsmanship and the use of modern technology combine to make every Joharia creation a small work of art with an exclusive collection of charms, pendants, bracelets and earrings that once more evoke the charming beauty of the Wonder of the World.