Pesci Che Volano - Tonda Medium Pendant

Pesci Che Volano - Tonda Medium Pendant

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The Pesci che Volano jewellery collection is handmade using the ancient lost-wax casting method in a small atelier in Florence, Italy.

For the past 20 years, its team of designers and craftsmen has strived to maintain their natural creative process and a timeless taste for essential forms.

The bronze used to produce the jewellery pieces gives them a rustic, antique feel while their intricate details bear some resemblance to Etruscan works.

Unique symbols are hand carved into each individual piece while irregularities and imperfections ensure no two designs are exactly the same.

This collection of statement rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants combines bronze with materials including ebony and silver to create an ornate, yet understated style.

Being an alloy made of copper and tin, bronze possesses the desirable characteristics of both these metals. The skin’s natural oils help maintain its deep, rich colour and gloss over time.

The name Pesci Che Volano (‘flying fish’), was inspired by a triptych altarpiece painted by Dutch draughtsman Hieronymus Bosch, where human figures ride flying fish. This image is a metaphor for the triumph of fantasy over reality and a constant reminder of the need to set our imagination free.

BRONZE

Bronze is a live alloy of metals and it reacts differently depending on your skin’s pH level. Some people may notice their jewellery pieces will get darker over time while others will see them become shinier with wear.

Because of the copper content in bronze, sometimes wearing bronze jewellery can cause your skin to turn green where it touches the metal. This green staining is not harmful to the skin, nor is it permanent. It can be easily washed off with soap and water. You can have your bronze jewellery sealed with clear nail polish to prevent your skin from turning green.

To clean your bronze jewellery, apply some mild soap to the piece, and rub it to take out any dirt that has accumulated. Rinse it with water and dry it using a towel.

Bronze jewellery may tarnish with time and wear. You can restore your jewellery’s original, shiny look by removing the patina with a mix of 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda and lemon juice. Rub the paste onto your jewellery using a cloth or a toothbrush until the item is clean – then rinse it and dry it with a cloth. If the patina is persistent, you might need to repeat the process until the tarnish goes away. You can also soak the piece in vinegar for about 20 minutes before cleaning it.

When taking off your bronze jewellery after wearing it, wipe the piece clean with a soft cloth before storing it. This will help remove any traces of oils from your skin. You can keep your jewellery piece in its original bag to slow down the formation of patina.