Pietrasanta

Rita Earrings

£85

A pair of drop earrings made of warm textured and cinnabar-red beads - Made in Italy.

To remember and honour the identities of the women that inspire us and whose stories we wish to celebrate, we have named each piece of jewellery after a female pioneer at the forefront of Italian history.

These earrings take their name from an exceptional woman of the twentieth century - Rita Levi-Montalcini. A Jewish-Italian neurologist and an Italian senator later in life, Levi-Montalcini faced persecution during World War II, leading her to set up a laboratory in her own bedroom to continue her work whilst in hiding. Her fearlessness and determination paid off when, in 1986, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the nerve growth factor. To this day, she stands as a shining example of perseverance and as a female pioneer in science.

Rita Earrings

Hand-made, in Italy.

Weight – circa 11g

Length – circa 7.5cm

Italian resin. Galvanized gold ball studs. Free from nickel and lead.

Each Pietrasanta piece is lovingly hand-made in Milan, and crafted using the highest quality materials sourced from Italy. Each item comes in a soft white velvet pouch, and a branded presentation box so that you can safely store your new jewellery.

All Pietrasanta jewellery is completely hypoallergenic – it’s free from lead, copper and nickel, so that you can wear it all day long without any issues.

The jewellery may be: plated in gold; silver 925, galvanized gold or galvanized silver – we would recommend the following steps to ensure your items are not damaged and stay clean. The wiring, clasps and studs may tarnish naturally over time. Tarnishing occurs naturally and to avoid this you may use a lint-free cloth to clean the metals parts of your jewellery. Similarly, as certain parts may bend under pressure, we suggest that the items be stored and transported in rigid boxes to avoid any external pressure compromising the item. If the jewellery does not ‘fall’ as expected, remember not to press down on the item, but try to gently align the pieces to their intended state.

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