The Streaming Tears Single EarringALIGHIERI
The Streaming Tears Earring is a single earring, handcrafted from 24ct gold plated bronze and sterling silver with gold plated sterling silver posts.
24ct gold plated bronze. Sterling Silver. 24ct gold plated sterling silver posts.
Length: 21cm. Width: 1.5cm.
Handmade in London.
Due to hygiene reasons, earrings are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.
The Streaming Tears Earring is part of the 'No More Tears' collection. This collection is meant to explore the cathartic role of water and tears and to be a treasure trove of armour: little emblems of protection, to fill with adventures to come, and the occasional salty tear.
In the fifth canto of Purgatorio Dante encounters the sinner, Buonconte da Montefeltro. Buonconte led the Ghibelline army (Dante’s rival faction), and died in the Battle of Campaldino, 1289. Upon his death, the devil promptly appeared, ready and eager to take his soul into the Infernal abyss. However, he is turned away by an angel. Somehow, the Ghibelline leader is saved from Inferno, at the final moment of his life, because he sheds just one little teardrop - una lacrimetta.
Alighieri is a collection of jewellery inspired by Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divine Comedy’; each piece corresponds to one of the poet’s 100 poems. Founded by Rosh Matani in 2014, eavery piece is handcrafted in London's Hatton Garden.