A black beaded necklace, offering a modern look with its plunging neckline and its round green pendant - Lovingly hand-made in Italy.
Our necklace pays homage to the nineteenth-century Italian noblewoman, political activist and author, Cristina Trivulzio, who led an adventurous and intrepid life in the service of Italy’s struggle for independence. She became Princess Belgiojoso through her marriage in 1824, but shortly after she left her princely husband to devote herself entirely to the Italian freedom movement, the Risorgimento. Her participation in the partisan movement and the rejection of her husband caused a scandal among the Milanese elite of her time. Yet this did not deter her. A fiery and zealous advocate for liberating Italy from Austrian rule, Cristina wrote pamphlets and was active as a messenger and passport counterfeiter for the resistance. As a result, she suffered persecution and was forced her into political exile in Paris. She remained a fearless political activist throughout her life, publishing books and articles on politics and history, before dying shortly after her life-long goal, the unification of Italy, finally became a reality.
Hand-made, in Italy.
Weight – circa 170g
Circumference – circa 55cm
Italian resin. Galvanized silver lobster clasp. Free from nickel and lead.
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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.