The Flame of Desire LocketALIGHIERI
'The Flame of Desire Locket' features a sculptural irregular heart-shaped drop locket pendant handcrafted from 24ct gold plated bronze with an adjustable gold vermeil trace chain.
It is often thought that Dante Alighieri wrote the “Divine Comedy” as a love letter to Beatrice Portinari - a woman he longed to be with. The Flame of Desire Locket is the brand's ode to Dante and Bea’s fraught love affair. The surreal heart shape amulet embodies the complexity of love and the ups and downs that it brings. The function of the locket has played an important role in many different cultures from the Egyptians to the Victorians - to hold a person close to your heart. This Alighieri locket is a modern take on this inherently personal heirloom. Hide a secret treasure within it or keep it open as a blank canvas for all of love’s possibilities.
24ct gold plated recycled bronze.
Chain length: 60cm
Pendant length: 3.7cm
Pendant width (closed): 2.6cm
Pendant depth (closed): 1.6cm
Pendant width (open): 4.8cm
Pendant depth (open): 0.8cm
Handmade in London. Please note, each pendant is completely unique, so they may vary in shape and size.
Do not to wear your Alighieri jewelry whilst showering, exercising or swimming. Avoid contact with oils, lotions or perfumes. Wipe clean with a soft cloth before putting it away in a cool dry place.
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, every piece is handcrafted in London's Hatton Garden by a family-run business through the process of lost-wax casting.