Viva la Morte

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This bracelet is inspired by the dramatic finale of the opera Andrea Chenier. Set in the time of the French Revolution, poet Chenier finds himself condemned to death because of his writings. Aristocrat Maddalena loves Chenier. She initially escapes the reign of terror but in the end sacrifices herself, taking the place of another aristocratic woman to join Chenier in prison and die with the man she loves: "Viva la morte"

A French blue color scheme sets the scene of France. Glass hearts and crystal teardrops evoke the tragic love of Chenier and Maddalena. A fleur de lis charm represents the aristocratic Maddalena; a pen is the poet Chenier.  A heart shaped padlock charm symbolizes Maddalena's sacrifice, joining Chenier in prison and in death.

All "Inspired By..." Series Bracelets come with a card that identifies the symbolism of the charms and colors used.

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