Part of the "Inspired By..." series, The Valjean's Transformation Bracelet is inspired by the main character of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. A desperate Valjean steals silverware and silver plates from Bishop Myriel. But when Valjean is caught by the police, Myriel saves him from certain arrest by stating he gave the valuables to Valjean who has "forgotten" to also take the silver candle sticks. Myriel then tells Valjean that he has with the silver purchased the criminal's soul for God. Valjean begins to change the path of his life transformed by this act of love and compassion.
Silver beads and the candlestick charm evoke the Bishops silver which is the symbol of Valjean's chance for a new life as an honest man. The entwined hearts charm symbolizes the power of human love and forgiveness to change Valjean's life and the lives of others by his acts of compassion and forgiveness. The cameo charm represents Valjean's adopted "granddaughter " Cosette whom he saves from a life of cruelty. Touches of blue and red evoke the French flag symbolic of the story's setting.
All "Inspired By..." Series Bracelets come with a card that identifies the symbolism of the charms and colors used.
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