A celebratory charm dedicated to Pope Francis and his visit to Sicily to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Blessed Don Pino Puglisi, the priest from Palermo killed by the mafia who dedicated his life to young people and the fight against crime.
The presence of the Pope – pictured in this charm in a particular perspective with an expression of benevolence and recollection – is a symbol of hope and reflection and adds additional value to the commemoration of one of the Sicilian heroes at the forefront of the struggle of good over evil.
Among liberty details the front of the cross depicts the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the symbol of his sacrifice for the love of mankind; the back of the cross represents the Holy Chalice, the famous Holy Grail which according to some legends was the cup Christ drank from during the Last Supper, and according to others is the chalice in which a few drops of the blood of Christ were collected after the Crucifixion.
The St Benedict Cross pendant shows the medal of St Benedict which became popular around 1050. On the front at the centre of the pendant there are letters which represent verses that make up the prayer that protects man from Evil; the back shows St Benedict holding a cross towards the heavens in his right hand and the open book of Rule in his left hand. With its colours and details the Cross is a tribute to Baroque style.
This ring which depicts the Archangel Michael is part of the collection created to celebrate the struggle of Good over Evil.
Remembered for having defended his faith in God against the hordes of Satan the Archangel Michael is represented as a warrior brandishing a sword cutting off the head of evil. Engraving, repoussage and bas relief are the techniques used.
To mark the visit of Pope Francis this collection of jewellery is related to Catholic worship and the struggle of good over evil.
This ring dedicated to the Madonna of Miracles is a tribute to the devotion to the Madonna which is an integral part of the culture of our island. Made using ancient engraving and repoussage techniques on both the back and the front, the ring is enamelled in soft colours and burnished on the shoulder to further enhance the embossed symbols.
The Sacred Heart, the heart of Jesus that Christians pay homage to.
The Church with its tradition of adoration honours the Saviour’s love for mankind. In a tribute to Jesus and his sacrifice the heart is represented crowned with thorns, wounded by a spear and dominated by the cross. Furthermore it is surrounded by flames which symbolise the ardour of mercy that Christ has for sinners. The red heart stands out in a careful blend of shade and bas relief.
The St Benedict Ring pays tribute to the Cross of St Benedict which has very ancient origins. Designed by Pope Benedict XIV, it has two sides: one side shows the cross with letters which represent verses that make up the prayer; the other show St Benedict with the words “Eius in obitu nostro presentia muniamur” (“May his presence protect us in the hour of our death”).
Among the reflections of precious stones and the typical decorations of the island, a T-shirt dedicated to the Trinacria and its wonders. A tribute to Sicily created by the Palermo designer Sergio Daricello.
In the odyssey Homer used the term Thrinakie – deriving from Thriman “three pointed” – to refer to Sicily in reference to the triangular shape of the island. Some scholars argue that the symbol was used as the personal seal of Agathocles, the tyrant of Syracuse around 300 B.C.
The origin of the symbol of the Trinacria which appears on the Sicilian flag dates back to ancient Greece.
It was the Normans that started to spread the use of this symbol on the island around the year one thousand.