It was October when Montreal based Jewelry Designer Claudio Pino, posted this cryptic message on his Facebook page...
In October 2012, The Lilian Raji Agency presented Claudio Pino's jewelry to Trish Summerville, costume director for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Impressed with Claudio's artistry, Trish chose several pieces to be worn by characters played by Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz.
Below are the first set of images from the posters and movie, along with the chosen Claudio Pino rings.
Caesar Flickerman (played by Stanley Tucci)
wearing Claudio Pino's Black Velvet Ring (2013)/Hunger Games - Catching Fire!
In an extensive interview with JCK Magazine, Pino describes his Black Velvet Collection and Vena Amoris, the ring that was chosen for the film
"Black Velvet is a collection that emphasizes the contrasts between darkness and light, hardness and softness, and toughness and tenderness. It juxtaposes darkness with unexpectedly bright luxury details."
Claudio describes the Interactive Mirror Ring: Inspired by the old navigational instruments, the Interactive Mirror Ring proposes a third eye with a kinetic mirror that rotates 360 degrees in four directions—south, north, west, east—thanks to a carefully designed and complex mechanism. The movement of the mirror reflects light and shines in all directions following the movement of the hand of the wearer. The ring questions not only the power of rings but also the importance of their interaction with the wearer, and comes alive only when it finds its owner.
|Interactive Mirror (Hunger Games) A kinetic Ring.14k gold, 925 sterling silver, mirror, carnelians, pearls|
Claudio Responded: The outcomes are amazing! Since the posters of Caesar Flickerman went out, I received more than 100 emails. A few have been asking me for custom rings in the same spirit of the one selected for this character. Hunger Games is certainly a big hit, which implies so many real fans of this spectacular story by Suzanne Collins.
I hope that this is just the beginning for this extremely talented designer...and that this article whet your appetite to see more of his work!
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