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 Starless Sky Studs The Starless Sky Studs

The Starless Sky Studs — £155.00

The adventure that Dante finds himself on is often dark and without hope. Terrified at the Gates of Hell, the poet describes the atmosphere as he enters the first circle. His senses are overwhelmed by the sighs and lamentations of the tortured souls surrounding him. It is the "starless air" that makes Dante weep, overcome with empathy. The Starless Sky Studs are fragments of stars that Dante will come to see at the foot of the Mountain. They have always been in the sky, he was just unable to see them whilst lost in the infernal depths.

The Starless Sky Studs are cast in bronze and 24kt gold-plated. The base metal of the earring posts is sterling silver.

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The Floating Questions Collection explores In the eighth circle of the Inferno, Dante encounters Ulisse, (Ulysses - the old Italian name for Homer’s Odysseus). A bold and magnanimous figure, Ulysses passionately tells of his desire to explore the world, in his boat.

His curiosity, and insatiable longing for knowledge, experience and adventure lead him to his aquatic demise. Dante admonishes this great soul for going too far, for not recognising the limits of his intellect. Scholars have commented that in writing the “Divine Comedy” Dante, too, is much like Ulysses. He pursues this unprecedented narrative, a daring endeavour, without fear or bounds.

Both Ulysses and Dante are explorers; they have many questions, some of which floated and remain unanswered.
The Floating Questions Collection explores the passion to explore, the desire to go beyond Herculean pillars in pursuit of adventure - sometimes even to one’s demise.

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The Starless Sky Studs 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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