Piscopia Necklace


A fiery necklace, bursting with shades of atomic tangerine, vermilion, and grapefruit-pink.

Premium Italian resin. Hand-made in Milan.

Click below to find out who we named this statement piece in honour of!

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 honours the Venetian academic Elena Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in the world to ever receive a university degree and the first female to obtain a doctorate.

In 1678 she was successfully awarded a PhD for her studies in philosophy. An expert musician and linguist, she was able to secure a post as a mathematics lecturer at the University of Padua following her graduation. She defied the imposed societal obstacles placed upon women to become wives and homemakers, becoming respected as a leading female figure in Italian academia and a member in a number of European academies.

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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