Alighieri Jewellery


Alighieri is a collection of jewellery inspired by Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divine Comedy’; each piece corresponds to one of the poet’s 100 poems. As the pilgrim journeys through the realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, he encounters mythical creatures, scraggy landscapes, and terrifying demons.

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The Over-Thinker Hair Tie The Over-Thinker Hair Tie

The Over-Thinker Hair Tie — £195.00

The Warrior Collection ||
The Over-Thinker Hair Tie tells the story of Dante's self-doubt. He questions his ability to travel the course. He asks,

But I, why should I go there,
and who grants it?
I am not Aeneas, I am not Paul

Neither I nor any man
thinks me fit for this.
So if I commit myself to go,
I fear that I might be going in folly

Virgil reassures him with a dose of tough love; instructing him to stop over-thinking, to push his cowardice aside, and to go forth through the dark wood.

The Over-Thinker Hair Tie is cast in 24kt gold-plated bronze, with a strong elastic band. The band can be swapped every 6 months, for a new one, courtesy of Alighieri.

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When Dante enters the selva oscura, he questions his ability to take on the journey. Thrown off-course by a leopard, a lion, and a she-wolf, he turns on his heal, ready to abandon the way. This is momentary defeat, of which he has many. He seeks counsel from the guide that appears to him- the great Virgil. These temporary weaknesses allow Dante to re-group. Strength is found from observing the characters around him; sometimes falling into their traps.

Dante is deceived by many, lured in by the charm of their tales; terrible decisions are made and harsh words are spoken in the midst of stony red rock. Broken down by the severity of the Infernal realm, the poet emerges a quiet warrior. Scarred but ready to climb the shores of Mount Purgatory. The course to the summit can only be reached by travelling to the very pit of the Inferno. This is where brutal lessons are learnt, and a warrior begins to take shape.

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The Over-Thinker Hair Tie is made to order. Each piece is 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.

Please allow 1-2 days for delivery within the UK, and 7-10 days outside the UK.
For special next day delivery, please email alighieri.customerservice@gmail.com

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