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Il Leone Medallion — Regular price £950.00

Please order by the following dates to make sure you get your Modern Heirloom in time for Christmas:

17th December – International

20th December – UK

23rd December – Central London

Questi parea che contra me venesse
con la test'alta e con rabbiosa fame,
si che parea che l'aere ne temesse

Inferno, canto i, lines 46-49

In the selva oscura -dark wood- Dante is confronted by a terrifying lion. His head held high, with a furious hunger, it seems as though the very air is trembling in fear of the wild beast. This encounter comes close to forcing Dante to turn away from the perilous journey. It is at this point that Virgil, his guide, appears to offer him counsel and companionship.

Il Leone Medallion necklace was crafted from an antique Venetian coin, recovered and restored with Alighieri wax. It hangs on a 16 / 18 / 20 inch adjustable chain, to complement Alighieri's core layers.  It is designed to be worn as a reminder to be courageous. It Is 2.5cm in diameter.  

All our pieces are made to order and crafted in our London studios, through the process of lost wax casting. Gold-plated necklaces are shipped within 1-2 days. Please allow 10-14 days for your solid gold modern heirloom. 

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Alighieri is pleased to offer Worldwide Shipping, via DHL.

UK and EU £7.95 (1-2 working days)

Worldwide £15 (2-3 working days)

Please note, for made to order products, including rings, we require 21 working days.