Pietrasanta

Lonzi Necklace

£165

A modern black chain-link necklace, featuring a scarlet statement piece - 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.

This necklace has been named in honour of Carla Lonzi, an art critic, writer and feminist intellectual. She was a leading art critic in Italy, who gained considerable recognition with the publication of her book Autorittratto. A progressive critique of identity construction, her most famous literary work consists of snippets from interviews she led with prominent artists such as Cy Twombly, Lucio Fontana, and Carla Accardi. In 1970, after the publication of her book, Lonzi shifted her focus from art to feminism, and became increasingly active in the Italy’s women movement. In 1970, together with the artist Carla Accardi and journalist Elvira Banotti, she co-founded Rivolta Femminile, a feminist collective that set up Italy’s first feminist publishing house, devoted to printing and distributing feminist literature in Italy. Today, she is celebrated as the author of some of the most progressive and provocative texts and manifestos of Italian Feminism. As a central character in the women’s movement in Italy she facilitated and moved forward and feminist discourse on a nationwide platform.

 

Lonzi Necklace

Hand-made, in Italy.

Weight – circa 190g

Circumference – circa 88cm

Italian resin. Galvanized silver lobster clasp. 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.

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