Thursday, 27 January 2011

A NARDI Moretto

The Nardi family has been creating jewellery for three generations out of their shop in St. Mark's Place in Venice. They are best known for the "moretto" or "blackmoor" brooches which represent the emblem of the city of Venice. They were first designed by Giulio Nardi in 1920 inspired by Shakespeare's Othello. Each moretto is different and a unique creation, they are sought after by collectors all over the world for their ellaborate carving and precious stones. They symbolize purity and love.

This Moretto has a jet carved head with a golden turban, earrings and dress adorned with rubies and pearls.

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