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you’ve never seen anything like it.

from the outside, it looks like a cute little door, maybe to a restaurant?

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then, you get up closer, and something looks shiny…

are they objets? little netsuke?

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no… they’re rings.

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big fat rings, with forests, castles and unicorns on them.

this is one of the most magical, fantastical shops you’ll ever go to:

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a real jewel in the heart of san niccolo.

the jewelry perches on tall, slender pillars,

(it’s almost church like)

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carefully placed in glass boxes,

this is a small museum

where everything has been carefully crafted, selected and exhibited.

rings,

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necklaces,

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some more crazy than others,

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others crazier still,

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all little oeuvres d’art,

positioned under soft and flattering spotlights.

With mechanical clocks whizzing around the room

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there is a truly magical atmosphere.

and there are course rings which you can purchase,

like this one of the duomo:

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(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.

allessandro dari

via san niccolo,115r

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