A beautiful pair of faux-pearl and softshell pink tear-drop earrings - 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.
Our Merini necklace is named in honour of Alda Merini, one of Italy’s most prolific poets and writers. Merini was born in 1931 and embarked on a career as a poet at the young age of sixteen. She rose to became one of the most highly acclaimed poets in Italy, affirmed by her nomination for a Nobel Prize in literature in 1966. Her progressive writing paved the way for a public dialogue in Italy on the subject of mental health and in particular its implications on women. Through her expressive writing, she transformed her experiences with mental health into powerful poems, offering heartfelt insights into her life. Harnessing poetry as a medium to share her moments of angst, fear, solitude and hope, she propelled themes that were neglected and seldom addressed to the forefront of literature. Merini’s bold and introspective poems show how real the struggle with mental health is, and how vital it is to put these experiences into writing in order to better understand it.
Hand-made, in Italy.
Weight – circa 25g
Length – circa 7.5cm
Italian resin. Galvanized gold ball studs. 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.