Cortese Necklace


A vibrant pale green necklace mimicking forsterite crystals - Lovingly hand-made in Italy.

The Cortese necklace pays homage  to the elusive Italian Renaissance writer and alchemist Isabella Cortese. In 1561 she published her book on alchemy 'The Secrets of Lady Isabella Cortese', which became widely read throughout Europe. She was one of the earliest popular female authors in Italy. Her publication countered the prevailing stigmas surrounding female participation in ‘sciences’, instead it boldly asserted a woman’s participation in discourses on alchemy, natural sciences and experimentation in sixteenth-century Europe.

Cortese Necklace

Hand-made, in Italy.

Weight – circa 210g

Length – circa 65cm

Italian resin. Galvanized silver 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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