The Uffizi Collection was born from the exclusive collaboration between Pestelli Creazioni and the Florentine Museums, and features jewels inspired by the great masterpieces of the Medici collections.
Eleanor of Toledo necklace (silver gilt, freshwater cultured pearls, Amazonite stone) designed and handmade by Pestelli Creazioni.
The necklace is inspired by the painting “Portrait of Eleanor of Toledo with her son Giovanni” by Agnolo Bronzino (ca. 1545) exhibited at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The jewels worn in the painting, including the earrings and the pearl necklace, were designed for the occasion by Benvenuto Cellini. See the artwork on Google Arts.
The Amazonite, also called “Amazonstone”, was chosen – as well as for its beauty – also because it is considered in crystal therapy a stone that brings resoluteness and self control, giving to the one who wears it freedom and inner balance. The stone seemed perfect for the figure of Eleanor of Toledo, Duchess of Florence and wife of Cosimo I De’ Medici, who stood out for her beauty and strong character that led her to be the first woman to enter Palazzo Vecchio and to leave an indelible mark on the history of Florence.
Measurements: medallion diameter 3 cm / necklace length 44 cm
Inspired by the same work of art, see also the earrings.
Handmade in Florence, Italy