The Turandot earrings are stunning. I bought them to wear to the Met live stream performance and I received several compliments. They look striking on and are also comfortable (do not tug on the ears). I felt comfortable wearing them to the movie theater but you could also dress them up (I would wear them to an opera house or dressy occasion). The large beads are a beautiful blue color that contrasts with the red beads and Chinese symbols that are central to the plot. Now I have the earrings to keep and remind me of the show.
The Turandot Earrings represents Puccini's opera through symbolic beads and charms. This piece makes a great gift for opera lovers.
Cloisonné* beads evoke the setting of mythical ancient China. Clear crystals with a crown charm evoke ice princess Turandot. Clear crackle beads symbolize the melting of her heart. A heart with Chinese symbols for good fortune and harmony represents Turandot's final answer, introducing her husband to the emperor and court: "His name is Love".
Note: Cloisonné beads are lightweight hollow metal with intricate designs in enamel. Cloisonné is an artform practiced in Asia for thousands of years....
Different styles of earring backs are available from the list above. Argentium Silver lever-backs are available for an additional fee of $10.00.
Approximately 3.5 grams or 1/8 ounce each earring.