Rita Earrings


A pair of drop earrings made of warm textured and cinnabar-red beads - 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.

These earrings take their name from an exceptional woman of the twentieth century - Rita Levi-Montalcini. A Jewish-Italian neurologist and an Italian senator later in life, Levi-Montalcini faced persecution during World War II, leading her to set up a laboratory in her own bedroom to continue her work whilst in hiding. Her fearlessness and determination paid off when, in 1986, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the nerve growth factor. To this day, she stands as a shining example of perseverance and as a female pioneer in science.

Rita Earrings

Hand-made, in Italy.

Weight – circa 11g

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. 


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