Artemisia Pearl Earrings
A pair of hand-lacquered faux-pearl earrings with a golden teardrop. Lovingly hand-made in Italy.
This glitzy pair of earrings is dedicated to none other than Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most celebrated Italian artists.
She was born in Rome, the only daughter of the painter Orazio Gentileschi, with whom she trained. As a young woman she was molested by a fellow artist and the persecution of her perpetrator turned into a highly publicised court case. This personal tragedy for many years overshadowed her artistic achievements. However overcoming this hardship, her depiction of strong and resilient women became one of her pictorial specialities. Transcending the restrictions enforced on women of her time, she became one of Europe's most sought-after painters working for the highest echelons of society. Until today, she is considered as one of the great artistic trailblazers of her generation.
Artemisia Classic Earrings
Hand-made, in Italy.
Weight – circa 8g
Length – circa 6cm
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.