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.
Our black and amber pieces are named in honour of the eighteen-century polyglot, scientist and mathematician Clelia Grillo Borromeo.
Born in 1684 and married to a Milanese aristocrat, Borromeo hosted one of the most important intellectual salons in Milan, whilst also maintaining a family and raising eight children. She had a great interest in natural science and mathematics and her salon became famous for its dedication to science, to that extent that even live experiments were performed at her gatherings. Over time her salon took on an increasingly political role and she emerged as a leading political figure in the fight against the Austrian’s sovereignty over Milan. She is remembered as a political and intellectual force in Enlightenment Italy.