Nudo, the story of an icon September 20, 2021 Jewelry 185 Twenty years ago the arrival of the trail-blazing Nudo ring revolutionised the world of jewellery. Born in Milan, the Nudo’s brilliantly novel premise was to dare to stand out as a ring reduced to its essence in an enticing rainbowof joyfully bright colours, challenging the traditional diamond engagement ring. Since that seminal moment in 2001, the Nudo has enjoyed an enduring success and its minimalist silhouette has become Pomellato’s signaturedesign. As one of the first rings expressly designed to be stacked, the Nudo made personalisation easy and spontaneous. Today the Nudo’s timeless form is recognised the world over thanks to the strength of its visual purity,the ever-changing range of vivid colours and its inherently tactile appeal.Nudo, meaning nude or bare in Italian, was born out of a desire to create something different from the trend for large, ostentatious jewellery prevalent at the time. The first brave Nudo rings in 2001 featured the vibrant hues of garnet, aquamarine, peridot, iolite and red tourmaline. This genius coming together of enticing colours with the very best of Milanese design was a winning combination and the Nudo rings instantly sold out. This captivating newcomer offered an intense and pure solitaire of colour that appeared to float in the air thanks to a fixing-system concealed inside thecollet at the base of each stone.