Borromeo Necklace


An elegant double-stringed necklace made of black and amber-like components with a large black bead as its centrepiece - Lovingly hand-made in Italy.

Our black and amber earrings 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.  

Borromeo Necklace

Hand-made, in Italy.

Weight – circa 175g

Length – circa 65cm

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


All of our jewellery is created by sourcing the highest quality Italian-made beads, and carefully hand-made in Milan. We want the best for you so please see the steps below to best take care of your Pietrasanta jewellery. 

The wiring, clasps and studs may tarnish naturally over time -  cleaning your jewellery with a lint-free cloth & storing it in a dark spot can avoid this. Avoid contact with perfumes, sprays, cosmetics, creams, humidity and extreme temperatures, as it might damage the resin and metal parts. When travelling with your jewellery, it's a good idea to store it in a rigid box to avoid external pressures from damaging your statement pieces. All of our jewellery comes with a branded pouch and presentation box to help you take the best care of your jewellery. 


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