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.
I chose silver beads and a candlestick charm to evoke the Bishop's 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 love and kindness to change Valjean's life and in turn the lives of others by his acts of compassion and forgiveness. The cameo charm represents Valjean's adopted daughter 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.
Unknown (Submitted on 11 24 2015)
I wouldn't mind if it were a tad bigger, but... I love the movie musical version of Les Mis, and wanted this, so... Merry Christmas to me!
Joan DiBernardo (Submitted on 05 14 2015)
This bracelet is a gorgeous addition to anyone's collection. My daughter, a Les Miz superfan, absolutely loves this bracelet. It's made well and is very unique. Wonderful service and love the tea and treats. Such a great touch. Would certainly purchase from you again. Thanks so much.