Bradamante Pendant 18K Gold Plated - Cleopatra's Bling
The stepped sides of this double sided pendant contain an etching of the Holy Child, and engraved Italian.
“Against all odds” or contro ogni aspettativa is a phrase that is closely associated with the knight heroine Bradamante. A character of Renaissance poetry she wields a magic lance, which she uses to save the man she loves - Ruggiero - from a wizard named Atlantes. A devout Christian, she refuses to marry Ruggiero unless he converts to her religion. Despite his agreeing, her parents still objected to the marriage, so she made an agreement with them that she would marry whoever could best her in combat. Ruggiero won, and they lived happily together until the end of their days, founding the noble House of Este together.
Handcrafted and individually cast. Each piece is unique, which we believe is what gives it its beauty. Nickel and lead-free. Dimensions: 2cm wide (including baubles) 3cm long (including bail).