Emblematic of Gucci glamour, the Horsebit was introduced as a decorative element on handbags in the 1950s. Designed to recall the horse riding tradition in Florence’s high society, it has since evolved into the bold hardware on handbags and shoes, prints on canvas handbags and silks, watches and most recently, Fine Jewelry. Reworked by Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini in a contemporary style, the Horsebit takes on softly sensual shapes to become a jewelry collection.
The bracelet was one of Frida’s first creations and the Horsebit motif was then developed into an extensive collection. Among the variants is the Horsebit Marina Chain Collection, a splendid marriage of two symbolic Gucci icons: the unique Marina Chain motif and the highly iconic Horsebit element. The result is an elegant range that combines the fluidity of the chain elements with the bold lines of the Horsebit hardware in 18kt gold.