The Roman de la Rose, “wherein the whole art of love is contained,” was one of the most widely read literary works of the Middle Ages. Begun by Guillaume de Lorris around 1230 and continued by Jean de Meun approximately forty years later, the Rose is probably the most influential work written in the Old French vernacular. An allegorical poem composed in the 13th century, it was celebrated already in the 16th century as a national classic.
"Herein doth the Duenna teach
The Lover means by which to reach
His end, sad, whispering, doth relate
How he may pass the postern gate.
And good her lesson proved to be,
For soon he entered secretly."
The Roman de la Rose necklace features a beautiful scenic moss agate that reminded me of roses as soon as I saw it. It is set in fine and sterling silver, surrounded by a cast sterling rose and vines and hangs on an 18" sterling silver Italian chain.
This beauty didn't hang around too long... she heads home today. 🥀