Italian Handmade Florentine Dog Motif Cuff From Renaissance Mold
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Please note: The cuff you will receive will have the dog with a satin finish as is depicted in the yellow cuff.
This cuff will ship with a certificate stating that it is made from a mold that dates back to the Renaissance. Paola has graciously agreed to partner with us on jewelry made from these molds and will be using these molds to make jewelry only for us, therefore, only for you.
This cuff is part of a collection called, "Gioielli Dal Passato," which literally translates, "Jewelry From The Past." They are made from molds that date back to the renaissance and are only made for us. You will receive a romance card with each beautiful piece to explain the unbelievable history when it ships.
I fell in love with this cuff because it is not only a beautiful piece of handmade jewelry, but a piece of history as well. Paola, one of our favorite manufacturers, found these beautiful jewelry molds in the basement of an old jewelry shop near the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. These jewelry molds were created during the Renaissance (yes, THAT Renaissance), when the wealthy of Florence would commission unique cuffs of gold to be made for them to show their interests. These cuffs were a one of a kind signature for the wearer only and were worn by men and women. After creating stunning works of art in gold, these molds have been waiting there for you, buried in a basement, for hundreds of years until Paola found them and realized what they were. A piece of history, the shadows and voices of centuries past. These molds were the mark of the successful in their day. Walking the streets of Florence in beautiful fabrics and gold bangles.
This specific mold depicts a greyhound dog, which is one of the oldest documented breeds in Italy, dating back to the Roman Empire. The greyhound is a symbol of the Renaissance period. It is represented in many paintings by many famous artists including Michelangelo, Giotto, Pisanello, Tiepolo, and Cellini. Greyhounds at the time were owned by wealthy families symbolizing richness and nobility.
A beautiful cuff made from a mold that was created centuries ago to be made of gold during the Renaissance. The cuff depicts a dog scene. This cuff is literally a piece of history,
Yellow, White, Rose
18K Gold or Rhodium over Sterling Silver
Please note that these cuffs are hand made and the textures of the satin and polish is done by hand so no two will be exactly alike.
One Size fits most wrists. (The bangle can conform to the wrist if squeezed or opened gently)
Measures 1-1/2" W at the the widest point
Made in Italy
Returnable within 30 days of purchase. Have questions? Read our return guidelines.