Jade Crest of Machiavelli (SOLD)


Thick gold chain with jeweled crest pendant and carved jade claw

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This one of a kind handmade necklace was inspired by one of the most influential thinkers, philosophers, and diplomats of all time. The Florentine writer, Niccolo Machiavelli. We produced a jewel-encrusted crest with a carved jade pendant that adds flare to this regal and prince-like adornment. The crown at the top of the crest represents the royal principalities of his time and his well deserved place in politics. On the sides, the small stones that hang from the crown represent the different sides that had to be pleased by the prince. Then comes Machiavelli’s job.The small limestone colored jewels in the crest represent Machiavelli’s priceless ideas and the the amber colored crystal in the middle represent the the mental effort he put in to complete works. The jade which is curved, sword-like claw represent the power that had to be used against those who defied his principles as well as representing the hard hand of the rulers that would actually be carrying out and adapting his suggestions to the strategics of their principalities. ┬áTo add more, it hangs from a 16 inch chain that would have been customary for the dukes and nobles of the Renaissance period. This fashionable and yet historically inspired work of art is our tribute to the great Niccolo Machiavelli and his contributions to life and literature.


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