FINE PRINT: This gorgeous necklace made with authentic Late Medieval bronze with some gold plate artifact (over 500 years old)
The name Fiorella is a girl’s name of Italian origin meaning “little flower”. This name was quite popular in Medieval times, where the bronze beautiful artifact came from. It was probably a button of someone important, back to 1300-1500 AD, as we still can see some gold plate remains on the front side. Over 1 inch in diameter, the artifact is pretty heavy (about 21 grams).
Fiorella refers to flowers, and 500 years ago artists very often depicted lilies as symbol of the virgin Mary and white ones were symbolizing purity of soul and chastity. That’s how this flower got its common name, the Madonna Lily.
When Charles the Great proclaimed an order for the imperial palaces in 812, it contained a list of plants to be cultivated. This list of 73 herbaceous plants almost exclusively contained useful and medicinal plants. Lillies were one on the first positions in the list. Lily bulbs were considered a remedy against snakebites, which emphasized lilies as purity of faith.
Fiorella set has round garnets and pink agate as colours of lilies for more elegant look.
All parts are pure copper.
Artist: Elena Nahum Leroy