"The Lovers" Pearl Pendant

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This stunning work of art is inspired by an historical figure, that of the Italian Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione.
She was considered one of the most beautiful and charming women of her time.
A Renaissance noble woman who was sent to France by her cousin Cavour with the intent of using her graces to seduce and convince the Emperor Napoleon III to side his troops with those of the Savoy house for the cause of Italian indipendence.

The attempt succeded and the two became lovers.
Napoleon III showered her withthe most stunning pieces of jewelry, incuding a necklace of 5 rounds of pearls which she often wore.

This pendant represents two lovers: a man and a woman. The hugs between the two bodies is enriched by a silver shape which symboliccally represents that of a unified Italy, the reason for which the two met. The man and the woman are also joined by a thread of pearls which reminds us of one of the most famous gifts the Emperor gave to the Countess.

18 kt gold: 22,5 gr
Silver. 11,5 gr

This piece of jewelry is highly exclusive, handmade with love by the greatest jewelry masters in Varese, the whole process is 100% Made in Italy and requires at least 15 days preparation.

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Ivan Barbato - His creations are inspired by different styles: the jewels with openwork recall the Florentine Renaissance, those with naturalistic decorations the Art Nouveau, while the pieces defined as "Mediterranean" are adorned with corals, lava stones and shells. Ivan Barbato creates jewels on the basis of specific customer requests, interpreting their tastes to offer masterpieces that cross time.

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Category Necklace
Brand Ivan Barbato
Metal Gold 18K, Silver
Metal color Yellow
Gems freshwater pearl
Weight (gr) gold 22,5 gr silver 11,5 gr
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