Una Dolce Vita

Italian vintage gold necklace, Vicenza, 1950s

How far away the years immediately after the horrors and privations of the Second World War seem to us today. Only now and then do we remember, when we listen to the stories of our parents and grandparents about the regained freedom and the joy of it. When we read the books of those years, such as Martin Walser's "Marriages in Philippsburg", or watch one of those unforgettable films that captured the spirit of this era of change, such as Fellini's "La Strada" or "La Dolce Vita" in Italy. The beautiful necklace here is from that era. Forged from high-carat yellow gold, the piece of jewellery is sumptuous and voluminous, while at the same time fitting softly around the neck. The diamond-shaped links are made of finely woven gold wire and appear almost like textile lace. Circular gold discs gleam at their centre, revealing a variety of light refractions and the wonderfully warm colour that only top-quality gold can produce. According to the stamping, the necklace was made in the city of Vicenza. The city, particularly famous for the buildings of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, has long been considered the center of Italian goldsmithing. The necklace, created in the 1950s and a status symbol typical of the time, is excellently preserved and a piece of timeless elegance.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.