• The Argentarius - Sapphô by Kim Smiley The Argentarius - Sapphô by Kim Smiley

The Argentarius

One-of-a-kind breastplate, created by hand
Brass and quartz chain with gold-plated magnetic clasp
Bronze lace with tourmaline, chalcedony & rose teardrop

Necklace measures 14" long
Breastplate measures 3" wide and 4" long

Handmade in Toronto, Canada


Inspired by Love Is Not
by Marcus Argentarius (20 BCE- 30 CE)

Love is not just a function of the eyes.
Beautiful objects will, of course, inspire
Possessive urges - you need not despise
your taste. But when insatiable desire
Inflames you for a girl who's out of fashion,
Lacking in glamour - plain, in fact - that fire
is genuine; that's the authentic passion.
Beauty, though, any critic can admire.