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The Valdaro Lovers Necklace


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: metal, silver, bronze
  • Ships worldwide from United States


Skeleton Lovers Necklace, The Valdaro Lovers Necklace With Personalized Engraving (Made in NYC)

This hand carved original piece was inspired by a recent archaeological find. A collector of my work actually turned me onto this image. It’s really compelling. ” Love you to death……”

The so-called Lovers of Valdaro, also dubbed as the “Valdaro Lovers,” are a pair of human skeletons dating back 6,000 years[1] discovered by archaeologists at a Neolithic tomb in S.Giorgio near Mantova, Italy, in 2007.[2][3] The two skeletons appear to have died or were interred facing each other with arms around each other, thus reminiscent of a “lovers’ embrace”.

Archaeologist Elena Maria Menotti led the excavation.[4] Scientists believe that the pair is a man and woman no older than 20 years old and approximately 5’2″ (157 cm) in height. They were removed from the ground intact and sent to Musei Civici in Como where they are undergoing analysis.

Specs : The piece is 1.3 inches long (33.5mm) and an inch wide (25mm) It’s 2.25 mm thick. It’s cast as one solid piece of bronze. You can’t bend it. I doubt even you could break it.

It comes on an open link rolo style chain in your choice of 18, 20 or 24 inch lengths. The sterling version comes on a 1.8 mm thick rope/wheat chain. Very handsome and sturdy chain.

Custom engraving is included in the price of this listing. Please keep it to two or three lines. You may leave the engraving instructions in the message to the shop as you check out.

The brick and mortar store/studio in NYC is Blue Atelier 40 Clinton Street NY NY 10009