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Hair Clips

Apollo's Dance Hair Slide

Regular price £170.00

The Apollo's Dance hair slide is handcrafted from 24ct gold plated bronze and a freshwater baroque pearl in Hatton Garden, London. 

Tear Pendant
2.8cm in length
2.1cm in width

This collection is a treasure trove of armour: little emblems of protection, in the form of sculptural hands and Sicilian bleeding hearts, along with gilded chain vests, belts with small tools clipped on, and of course , glass vessels, to fill with adventures to come.” - Rosh Mahtani

O buono Appollo, a l’ultimo lavoro
fammi del tuo valor si fatto vaso,
come dimandi a dar l’amato alloro

O good Apollo, for his last labour
make me a vessel worthy
of the gift of your beloved laurel.

Paradiso, canto i

For Dante, poetry was his armour and solace. He calls to Apollo, the God of all things creative, asking him to make him worthy of the journey, as he enters the first circle of Paradiso. The baroque pearl of the Apollo’s Dance Hair Clip harks back to Bernini’s marble sculpture of Apollo and Daphne; it is the power of art, to counterbalance the gilded tear. The Hair Clip represents the strength to be found in poetry and stories, to ward away tears.

Alighieri is pleased to offer Worldwide Shipping, via DHL.

UK £7.95 (1-2 working days)

Europe £15 (2-3 working days)

Worldwide £15 (5-7 working days)

Please note, for made to order products, including rings and 9ct gold pieces, we require 21 working days.

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