PIETRASANTA

Artemisia Pearl Earrings

£80

Add some sparkle and a burst of colour with these classic earrings. Each bead is lacquered by hand and its teardrop brushed with gold to bring you a pair of earrings that are truly unique. Choose from our wide range of Artemisia colours, so that you can effortlessly pair them with your favourite outfit!

Premium Italian resin. Hand-made in Milan.

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

Artemisia Classic Earrings 

Hand-made, in Italy.

Weight – circa 8g

Length – circa 6cm

Italian resin. Galvanized gold ball studs. 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.

This classic 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.

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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