Find Out More About Caccini
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.
This necklace is named after the prolific sixteenth-century composer Francesca Caccini.
Considered a prodigy at the Italian Renaissance courts as a female singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet and composer, she penned what is today thought of as the oldest opera ever to have been written and staged by a woman. Her seminal work ‘La Liberazione di Ruggiero’ (1625) was commissioned by her patron Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria, earning her great esteem from her contemporaries and making her the highest paid musician at the Florentine court in the 1620s. Her musical talents made her a Medici court favourite, earning her the nickname ‘La Cecchina’.