Inspired by the Showtime series “The Borgias” these Aragon Renaissance earrings were suggested by one of our favorite clients! Hearkening to the Renaissance era that spread from Italy into Spain in the 15th-16th Centuries this design is meant to be similar, but not identical to the earrings worn by Lucrezia Borgia at her wedding.
Aragon Renaissance and The Borgias
From Wikipedia…”The series follows the rise of the Borgia family to the pinnacle of the Roman Catholic Church and their struggles to maintain their grip on power. The beginning of the first season depicts the election of Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy through simony and bribery, with the help of his sons, Cesare and Juan. Upon winning the election, Rodrigo Borgia becomes Pope Alexander VI, which then thrusts him and his family deep into the murky heart of politics in fifteenth-century Europe: from shifting loyalties within the College of Cardinals to the ambitions of the kings of Europe to the venomous rivalries between the noble families of Italy at the time.
Meanwhile, enraged by his loss of the election to Borgia, Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere travels across Italy and France, seeking allies to depose or kill Alexander: this would force another papal conclave and race for Pope which della Rovere is convinced he would win without Borgia to oppose him.
The series also follows the complicated sibling relationships between Cesare, Juan and Lucrezia. Between Cesare and Juan, there is deep rivalry, with resentment on Cesare’s side; inferiority and aggression on Juan’s. Juan’s descent into addiction, illness, malice and madness in the second season leads to a shocking confrontation between him and Cesare which forever changes the family. Between Cesare and Lucrezia, there is an abiding intimacy and closeness which finally delves into incest in Season 3, as the show’s take on the persistent rumors about the real-life siblings. Their youngest sibling, Gioffre, is a minor player in the first season, not seen at all in the second, and doesn’t become a major plot point until the third and final season.
The show also addressed Lucrezia’s first and second marriage, her illegitimate child, the affair between Alexander VI and Giulia “La Bella” Farnese, the rise of Girolamo Savonarola in Florence, his Bonfire of the Vanities and eventual burning for heresy.”