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The Shield of Poetry Earrings


Where is Home?

Home, perhaps, is not one place or country. Perhaps we find a feeling of home through the rituals we create for ourselves; a sentiment of being rooted or grounded. Alighieri’s SS20 collection highlights the way in which we build homes, relationships and family trees through jewellery, passing them to the people we love, carrying them daily as reminders of our past experiences and promises for future adventures.

“To posit the question, Where is home?, I travelled back to Zambia, the vivid backdrop of my childhood, to shoot the new collection. I wanted to place these images alongside portraits of my 62 year old mother, as a celebration of her roots, and to underline the beautiful way in which the Alighieri community is an anthology of human beings, of many ages and places. We are all collecting fragments from the places we’ve been, and trying to piece them together to create a sense of identity.” – Rosh Mahtani.

When Dante was writing the “Divina Commedia” in the 1300s he was in a dark place, in exile, surrounded by political turmoil. It could be said that he turned to poetry as a means of catharsis. The Shield of Poetry Earrings sit like cuffs on the ear lobe, as a tribute to the idea of poetry as a shield during difficult times.

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Handcrafted jewellery.

Material: bronze and plated with 24ct yellow gold vermeil.

Height: 22mm x Width: 19mm

Weight: 4,5g (a single earring)

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