Imagine owning pieces of Marie Antoinette jewel’s? Or borrowing La Peregrina from Liz Taylor’s collection? And what about having access to María Félix extravagante pieces? Great jewelry are timeless pieces that pass from generation to generation and are reserved for very few lucky women. Thanks to a local Spanish artisan this dream could become true and your dream of owning an historical jewel could be more accessible than you think.
This year for Christmas the three wise men brought me these extraordinary earrings. Perhaps you are wondering who are these three wise men? Well, in Spain Christmas gifts are delivered by Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar on the night of the 5th of January, like they did back in the day with baby Jesus and not by Santa. This beautiful earrings are made by an artisan from my hometown, Valladolid, Spain, that recreates historical pieces. He get inspired by famous drawings and once you get the piece you receive a picture with the original drawing, as well as information about the artist and the women that owned that piece and was designed for posterity.
In this case, this beautiful pieces were originally owned by Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda painted by Federico Madrazo and whose portrait hangs at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid. She was a Cuban-born Spanish writer from the 19th century. A modern woman for her time with a prolific list of publication, including 20 plays and numerous poems.
As I have mentioned before in this blog, I love pieces that come with a meaningful story and this one is very special for me, an extraordinary Christmas gift. I hope you like this earrings as much as I do. Please share your thoughts below, I would love to hear your opinion!
Image: Anna Panic
Earrings – De Medici Bijoux