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Past Follies Necklace

Regular price £325.00

The Past Follies Necklace is handcrafted from 24ct gold plated bronze, in Hatton Garden, London. 

17 inch brass gold wash molten link chain

‘Over the past year I’ve been looking to Dante’s “Divine Comedy” for answers. Never before has the notion of being lost in a dark wood been a more apt metaphor for society right now.

The Roots is an invitation to reflect. What are our priorities? What matters the most to us? For me, the answer is people: my family, my friends, my team and the incredible people who make up the fabric of the Alighieri community. I wanted to use this collection to hold a mirror up to myself, and explore the roots of what makes us who we are.

The Roots Collection has been shot on these very people – a myriad of amazing  women.' - RM.

On the terraced mountain of Purgatory, Dante encounters past poets he admires, including the 13th century provencal lyricist, Arnaut Daniel.

In the 26th Canto, Arnaut looks back and wishes he could undo his past follies. "I am Arnaut, who weep and sing as I go. I look with grief, back at past follies..." This molten and textured wishbone is a reminder of the fragments of our past. Wear it to remind you that it is the pieces of our past (even our follies) that make us who we are. We must never wish them away.

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