Brand: Cleopatra's Bling
Designer, Olivia was born a wanderer. From childhood, surrounded by trinkets, crystals and her treasure chest. Cleopatra’s Bling was born from an adoration of travel, the etherial, and the symbolic. A fusion of eastern allure and western style. Dreamed up in Paris, she moved to Turkey to learn the art of adornment in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul. Olivia now resides between Istanbul, Paris and Melbourne. She creates jewellery with emotional and historical relevance, dipping into the collective memory, all while respecting ancient jewellery-making traditions.
Design: The stepped sides of this double sided pendant contain an etching of the Holy Child, and engraved Italian.
“Against all odds” or contro ogni aspettativa is a phrase that is closely associated with the knight heroine Bradamante. A character of Renaissance poetry she wields a magic lance, which she uses to save the man she loves - Ruggiero - from a wizard named Atlantes. A devout Christian, she refuses to marry Ruggiero unless he converts to her religion. Despite his agreeing, her parents still objected to the marriage, so she made an agreement with them that she would marry whoever could best her in combat. Ruggiero won, and they lived happily together until the end of their days, founding the noble House of Este together.
Material: 18k Gold Plated, nickel and lead free. Comes with a chain.
Care: As Olivia and her team hand craft each piece, slight variations are to be expected and are what make the designs one-of-a-kind.
Please be gentle with your treasures and do not apply lotions and perfume while wearing your gold plated pieces. Please avoid water when wearing gold plated jewellery. Gold has a tendency to scratch, so extra care should be taken when wearing and cleaning to maintain quality.
Pendant size: 2cm wide (including baubles) 3cm long (including bail).
Chain lengths: 44-50cm or 50-55cm
Note: we can not exchange or return this item. It's final sale.