Inspired by the passion and spiritual revelation of Dante's work, Angie Olami journeys back to 13th century Italy to fashion The Paradisco Collection. Her jewelry designs evoke the Florence of Dante and his beloved Beatrice by incorporating motifs from Medieval art and architecture: details from the marble Duomo, and the transcendent cathedral windows of Orsanmichele, and Santa Maria Novella; and the splendid paintings of Giotto and Duccio. These elements are combined with gemstones and pearls, typically worn in the Middle Ages, as well as the ethereal palette of ancient Roman glass. Olami then enhances her designs with magical lines from the master poet himself to complete The Paradiso Collection.
The breathtaking shards of glass Angie Olami uses in her jewelry date from 100 BCE to 300 CE. They were unearthed in Israel by archaeologists sifting through the fallen pillars and once magnificent cities of the Roman Empire.
~ Pin measures 1.25”W x 2.5”L.
~ Pin is made of sterling silver and set with ashard of Roman glass, an amethyst and two pearls.