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The Lion and the Onyx Necklace — Regular price £260.00

Exclusively created for Net-a-Porter.

The Lion and the Onyx Necklace is handcrafted from 24ct gold plated bronze and an onyx stone, in Hatton Garden, London. 

Il Leone Medallion Measurements:
2.6cm in diameter
9.2 grams

Onyx Stone Measurements:
2cm in length
1cm in width
1.5 grams

Adjustable 16/18/20 inch gold filled chain.

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.

The Lion and the Onyx necklace features a Leone Medallion, designed to be worn as a reminder to be courageous. 

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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.