Eleonora Necklace


A chunky black and crismon beaded necklace, with an 'opera' neckline - Made in Italy. 

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.

The name of this necklace is inspired by the Italian poet and revolutionary leader Eleonora de Fonseca Pimentel, who is remembered as a trailblazing yet tragic heroine of the Neapolitan revolution of 1799. Born in 1751 in Rome, Eleonora was an unlikely revolutionary. An erudite woman, she spoke five languages, read Latin and Greek, and was an avid writer of poetry. After her family’s move to Naples and a distressing divorce from her abusive husband, she committed herself to writing and publishing poetry. As her standing as a poet and writer grew she was admitted to several notable Neapolitan literary societies and her repute earned her the praise of fellow writers such as Voltaire. In the 1790s she became involved in the Jacobin movement in Naples that was working to overthrow the Bourbon monarchy in power and to establish a local version of the French Republic. This eventually became a reality in January 1799, albeit only short-lived. Eleonora became an instrumental figure in the Neapolitan Republic and founded its own republican newspaper Il Monitore Napoletano, which she run as Editor-in-Chief. When the royalist forces took back control of Naples, Eleonora was apprehended for her role in the revolution and condemned to death. Following her death, she became a cultural and political icon in Naples as a fearless revolutionary who believed in democratic ideals as well as the improvement of social, economic, and political conditions in Naples.

Eleonora Necklace

Hand-made, in Italy.

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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