I love wearing it. Very pretty and symbolic.
Desdemona is a brave, strong minded girl and SHE LOVES this guy. Defying her family she marries General Otello out of a pure and beautiful romantic love they have for one another. But, the strong leader has a dangerous character flaw: jealousy. Jealousy of the dangerous kind that will lead to violence and tragedy. Desdemona is so in love, that she submits to her fate at his hands...
I thought of Desdemona immediately when I saw this beautiful hand painted strawberry charm which evokes the embroidered handkerchief that causes so much anguish in Verdi’s opera. The heart charm represents the beautiful love duet shared between Otello and Desdemona under a moonlit sky at the end of Act 1. The leaf charm symbolizes the famous, mournful “Willow Song”. Creamy pearls indicate Desdemona’s innocence and the bridal gown she wishes to be buried in; Black beads represent her dark fate. Clear glass hearts and teardrops evoke the themes of love and tragedy.
All "Inspired By..." Series Bracelets come with a card that identifies the symbolism of the charms and colors used.
A wonderful gift idea for anybody who likes opera!
This was a gift for a friend and she loved it. Beautiful workmanship and truly elegant.