The L'Aura Choker // Chapter i is handcrafted from 24ct gold plated bronze in Hatton Garden, London.
‘Over the past year I’ve been looking to Dante’s “Divine Comedy” for answers. Never before has the notion of being lost in a dark wood been a more apt metaphor for society right now.
The Roots is an invitation to reflect. What are our priorities? What matters the most to us? For me, the answer is people: my family, my friends, my team and the incredible people who make up the fabric of the Alighieri community. I wanted to use this collection to hold a mirror up to myself, and explore the roots of what makes us who we are.
The Roots Collection has been shot on these very people – a myriad of amazing women.' - RM.
As we look to the roots of who we are, I wanted to explore the bulbous seed shapes where the roots of the Ancient Forest begin to grow. It is described as an idyllic dream in Dante's narrative, with "small birds in the highest branches...with songs of joy among the leaves, which rustled the accompaniment to their rhymes". The sweet breeze (l'aura dolce) gives its name to the L'Aura Choker. The pendant is the seed, and the bubbling chain represents the ancient forest that grows from it. Wear it to ground and anchor you, in the midst of intertwining roots around us.