The Renaissance Romance Necklace
The Renaissance Romance Necklace is made from 18k yellow gold plated silver with howlite stones, which represents the deep-rooted Italian art of refining marble. The clasp is sculpted in the image of The Mouth of Truth, a marble drain cover created in Roman times. Legend has it that people used it to test the fidelity of their lovers: if someone lied while they had their hand inside the mouth, it would be bitten off. Today, The Mouth of Truth sits outside the Santa Maria in Cosmedin Church in Rome, where daring lovers still stick their hands inside the yawning maw.
The necklace is inspired by the first time A Love Affair develops in Europe. It specifically celebrates the revolutionary skills, beauty, and prestige ingrained in Italian history. Like all of Samantha Siu‘s necklaces in the “A Love Affair” Collection, The Renaissance Romance Necklace is reversible.
Samantha Siu is committed to being socially and ethically responsible, and purposely chooses semi-precious stones to be showcased, as they are more readily available and not highly mined or sought after. 10% of the net profit in all purchases are given to 3 causes that are near and dear to Samantha’s heart: Medical Outreach; Education; Animal Conservation.
18k Yellow Gold Plated Silver
Length - 21 inches