Inspired by 12th-century Italian poet Dante, whose full name was Dante Alighieri, Alighieri is a London-based jewellery brand that is making waves on the international fashion scene. Founder Rosh Mahtani discovered her muse for the brand while studying French and Italian at Oxford University, and she developed a particular fascination with the 100 poems that make up Dante’s Divine Comedy. Each of her pieces tells the story of a specific poem. The pictured Infernal Storm earrings, crafted in gold-plated bronze with baroque pearls, are a representation of the fifth canto, in which lovers Paolo and Francesca are trapped in an eternal storm and can do nothing but tell stories of their love.
Alighieri earrings, £350
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