An opulent 'princess'-styled necklace, comprised of 6 strands of crystal-like hexagonal beads and a black statement pendant - 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 pays homage to the celebrated Italian post-war actress Anna Magnani. Born in 1908 as an illegitimate child, she grew up in poverty in Rome’s Trastevere neighbourhood. The struggles of her youth later informed the choice of her film roles. She led by example, when she refused to exploit her sexuality to advance her acting career. Instead she shunned glamour and strove to play strong female leads, such as Italian working-class women in their passionate and often futile struggles for love and justice. Like no other Italian actress, Magnani embodied the daily battle of Italian women on screen. Her international breakthrough came when she appeared in Roberto Rossellini’s classic Neorealist film Roma Città Aperta in 1945 and ultimately in 1955 when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe for her leading role in The Rose Tattoo. Her exceptional and raw talent as an actress and her ability to encapsulate the pain and difficulties of post-war Italy made her the foremost actress of Italian neo-realist cinema and earned her a place amongst Italy’s greatest performers.
Hand-made, in Italy.
Weight – circa 210g
Circumference – circa 47cm
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.