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The Museum of Memories Choker — Regular price £1,350.00

Please note, this necklace is made to order and takes 21 working days to create.

Details
The Museum of Memories Choker is handcrafted from 24ct gold plated bronze, in Hatton Garden, London. 

Measurements:
3.9cm in length
2.4cm in width
128.5 grams

Chain:
The entire choker is comprised of 11 charms and is 18 inches long. 

Story
- I have a vivid memory from my childhood; every day around 3pm, my mum would come home from work. As she reached into her bag to find her key, and turn it in the lock, her three simple bangles would clink together.

This was the most comforting sound; it was the sound of my mother coming home.

I think my love of layering charms and bangles must inherently be linked to this memory, stacking in order to create this comforting sound of safety.

Dante wrote the “Divine Comedy” to chart his journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Writing his story was a means of finding salvation, at a time in his life when he felt lost in a dark wood.

His tale is made up of moments of vulnerability, fear, a desire for love, direction and enlightenment. At points, he crumbles in the face of rocky terrain, at others he marvels at the stars and finds courage in friendship. Through poetry, he attempts to piece together his journey, in 100 poems, made up of fragmented memories.

Storytelling is the magical spell that tied the souvenirs together.

The Museum of Memories is a cluster of my experiences, linked together through chains, in a bric-a-brac anthology, beginning with my earliest memory - that of my mother and her three bangles, coming home from work.­

For further details, or if we can help in any way, please email clients@alighieri.co.uk.

Shipping

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.