you’ve never seen anything like it.
from the outside, it looks like a cute little door, maybe to a restaurant?
then, you get up closer, and something looks shiny…
are they objets? little netsuke?
no… they’re rings.
big fat rings, with forests, castles and unicorns on them.
this is one of the most magical, fantastical shops you’ll ever go to:
a real jewel in the heart of san niccolo.
the jewelry perches on tall, slender pillars,
(it’s almost church like)
carefully placed in glass boxes,
this is a small museum
where everything has been carefully crafted, selected and exhibited.
some more crazy than others,
others crazier still,
all little oeuvres d’art,
positioned under soft and flattering spotlights.
With mechanical clocks whizzing around the room
there is a truly magical atmosphere.
and there are course rings which you can purchase,
like this one of the duomo:
(although most cost a buttload)
it is the boutique of alessandro dari,
a famous goldsmith of florence.
he’ll put a church on your finger, a spider around your neck.
via san niccolo,115r