Part of the "Inspired by…" series, the Tosca's Kiss Bracelet is inspired by the fiery character of Floria Tosca. Passionately loving she will go to any means to protect the man she loves. Disgusted by the evil Scarpia's proposition that she trade her favors to save beloved Mario, she impulsively stabs Scarpia to death with a dinner knife declaring: "Questo è il bacio di Tosca!" -here is Tosca's kiss!
Beads of ruby and garnet red evoke both Tosca's loving heart and the violence that results when she is put into an impossible situation. Charms on the bracelet represent her love (heart), her actions (knife) and the aria "o dolci mani" in which Mario praises the strength and courage of such delicate hands (heart in hand charm).
All "Inspired By..." Series Bracelets come with a card that identifies the symbolism of the charms and colors used.
Jeanne (Submitted on 07 02 2016)
Oh so gorgeous along with your oh so blue Mimi and Moonlight bracelet!!!
All Opera Bracelets are individually handmade in Rochester NY USA
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