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Men's // The Dark Wood Cactus — Regular price £195.00

The Dante Collection, for men, charts the journey of the young poet through the depths of the Inferno, and up the mountain of Purgatory. He is a lost traveller, at times unsure of the way. There are other times he experiences flickers of courage, as he meets demons from his past, beasts too wild to recount, and old friends on the shores.

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura
che la diritta via era smarrita

Inferno, canto i, lines 1-4

The Divine Comedy opens with Dante lost in the selva oscura - dark wood. It is a savage wood, devoid of light and water. The young poet learns as he goes, to develop a steely demeanour , much like a cactus, to survive the wretch and constantly changing landscape.

The Dark Wood Necklace is cast in Sterling Silver, or 24kt Gold Plated Bronze. It hangs on a 60cm gold filled chain. 

All our pieces are made to order and are crafted in our London studios, through the process of lost wax casting. Please allow 14-21 days for Alighieri to create your unique modern heirloom.

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Alighieri is pleased to offer Worldwide Shipping. We create each Modern Heirloom to order, which takes 14-21 working days. Within the UK | £6.95, delivery in 1-2 working days. Worldwide | £15, delivery within 2-3 working days.