Alighieri is a collection of jewellery inspired by Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divine Comedy’; each piece corresponds to one of the poet’s 100 poems. As the pilgrim journeys through the realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, he encounters mythical creatures, scraggy landscapes, and terrifying demons.
Whilst reading French and Italian at Oxford University, founder Rosh Mahtani was studying Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divine Comedy’s’. After her graduation, Alighieri’s story stayed with her as she worked within various roles in the fashion industry and it was by chance when doing a wax casting jewellery course that she felt she had something, “how great would it be to create one piece for every one of Dante Alighieri’s canti?”. She felt that the wax casting was too technical, “I don’t want something that’s precise” and a day after the course, she bought the Alighieri domain. Seeing herself as a storyteller through jewellery rather than just a jeweller has given Makhani integrity and depth to her brand.
Alighieri’s beautiful collection has brought yellow gold back into the spotlight, normally associated with Etruscan jewellery or Indian 24 Carat gold. Now on her tenth collection from the story, the timeless, refined feel will certainly do the distance as Makhani’s interpretation of the brand unfolds.
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