Handmade Florentine Cuff Bracelet From Renaissance Mold
*Please note this piece was an advanced order. The piece will ship the week of April 15.
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.
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 the reenactment of one of the battles of ancient Rome. This kind of reenactment was commonly part of the Roman festivals. It was said that the way to the heart of the Roman people was bread and circuses. The wealthy would sponsor days of festivals for the people to curry their favor. Each trying to be grander than the last. These were the bangles they would wear as they raised their glass for a toast, waved to the crowd, or planned their next move in Roman society. This is a rare find and Paola bought all the molds she found. She has not done them for anyone else. She will make yours for you first.
A beautiful cuff made from a mold that was created centuries ago to be made of gold during the Renaissance. This cuff depicted the festivals and celebrations of Rome centuries before that and the battle they enacted and that became the design on the cuff is from centuries before that. 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.