Nanushka x Alighieri Is A Jewellery Collection Full Of Pieces That Every Woman Will Want

These wearable talismans are right up our street.

Nanushka x Aligheri

by Natalie Hammond |
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It was very much a meeting of two minds between Sandra Sandor and Alighieri’s Rosh Mahtani. The former is founder at Nanushka, the Budapest-based brand that has a firm following among fashion editors for its 'modern bohemian' clothes. The latter is behind Alighieri, the jewellery brand which famously started as a musing on the work of Dante. They had admired each others’ brands from afar before a friend introduced them. ‘Alighieri has always been about creating community through objects, and it was wonderful for me to work alongside a woman I really admire,’ says Mahtani of Sandor.

Nanushka x Aligheri
©Nanushka x Aligheri

‘There is such synergy between our brands that it felt like a really natural collaboration as soon as I met Sandra.’ Sandor, who is based in Budapest, reciprocates entirely. ‘I've been a fan of Alighieri for quite some time. I really liked her approach towards jewellery, treating it as heirlooms to be passed down, and her commitment towards sustainability,’ she says.

Nanushka x Aligheri
©Nanushka x Aligheri

The results will thrill fashion fans. The nine-piece jewellery collection has been designed as wearable talismans that will complement the clothing . ‘Very quickly we were set on a path of making pieces that were rooted in handmade craftsmanship, but had a strength and certain toughness to them’ says Mahtani. The pieces have wonderfully evocative names - ‘The Forbidden Cloister Cuff Chapter II, for example, or ‘The Flicker Of Monastery Necklace’ - and the gold really sings against the pared-back neutral tones - think camel, chocolate and caramel - that Nanushka does so well.

Nanushka x Aligheri
©Nanushka x Aligheri

Sandor loves layering the necklaces, but says her favourite piece is the aforementioned cuff, which in the imagery is styled over a rib knit jumper so that it shines against the fabric. ‘I really like its robustness combined with a very feminine shape. It resembles an amphora that's just been dug up and is like a real heirloom that I can pass down one day to my children,’ she says. For Mahtani, it’s the chunky ring set that really strikes a chord. ‘The bulbous shapes reflect the woman's body, but create a really strong and tough feeling when worn as a trio. It epitomises what it means to be a woman in the modern world.’ If you needed an excuse to buy into the collaboration, that seems like a winning one.

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SHOP: The Nanushka X Alighieri Jewellery Collection

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Flicker Of Monastery Necklace, £2251 of 8

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Flicker Of Monastery Necklace, £225

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Forbidden Cloister Cuff Chapter II, £8052 of 8

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Forbidden Cloister Cuff Chapter II, £805

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Plait In The Cloister Hoops, £3803 of 8

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Plait In The Cloister Hoops, £380

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Forbidden Community Necklace, £3504 of 8

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Forbidden Community Necklace, £350

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Forbidden Cloister Earrings, £3005 of 8

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Forbidden Cloister Earrings, £300

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Barrel Of The Night Necklace, £3006 of 8

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Barrel Of The Night Necklace, £300

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Dichotomy Earrings, £2107 of 8

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Dichotomy Earrings, £210

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Forbidden Cloister Ring Set, £3808 of 8

Nanushka X Alighieri, The Forbidden Cloister Ring Set, £380

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