Cortese Necklace


An edgy and vibrant green necklace, mimicking forsterite crystals - a true statement piece!

Premium Italian resin. Hand-made in Milan.

Click below to find out who we named this statement piece in honour of!

Cortese Necklace

Hand-made, in Italy.

Weight – circa 210g

Length – circa 65cm

Italian resin. Galvanized silver lobster clasp. Free from nickel and lead. 

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.

The Cortese necklace pays homage  to the elusive Italian Renaissance writer and alchemist Isabella Cortese. In 1561 she published her book on alchemy 'The Secrets of Lady Isabella Cortese', which became widely read throughout Europe. She was one of the earliest popular female authors in Italy. Her publication countered the prevailing stigmas surrounding female participation in ‘sciences’, instead it boldly asserted a woman’s participation in discourses on alchemy, natural sciences and experimentation in sixteenth-century Europe.

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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