The sculpture Leila celebrates the feminine and its creative energy. In a broader sense, the sculpture brings the force of creation as a powerful energy that is present in all people and capable of generating transformations throughout the universe.
The Sugarloaf, one of the most characteristic symbols of Rio, reveals a pregnant woman when seen from the side. Leila highlights the intrinsic relationship between the city and its feminine energy. She honors the feminine entities that inhabit and form it in its mountains, sinuous curves, strength, and delicacy.
Named after Leila Diniz, a Brazilian actress known for her irreverent personality, and for embodying as a woman a freedom ahead of her time. In 1971, Leila Diniz became the first woman to pose in a bikini while pregnant on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, an act that was considered daring and disruptive at the time.
RIO IS A WOMAN.
Material: Sterling Silver with 18K Gold plating.
Important to note:
All 925 sterling silver jewelry with 18k gold plating requires special care and is subject to changes in its appearance. The gold plating is a thin layer with low adhesion to the 925 Sterling silver, so contact with various surfaces, exposure to chemicals found in creams and perfumes, and the pH of the skin itself act as a polish or react with this thin layer, gradually removing it and revealing the 925 Sterling silver underneath. When the gold plating wears off, it is possible to replate the piece or clean it to use it as 925 Sterling silver.