Carnelian & Qing Coin Bi-Disc Necklace

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Carnelian & Qing Coin Bi-Disc Necklace

This stylish necklace is made of an authentic Qing-era coin and carnelian disc separated by a gold-finished pewter disc. It is embellished with a carved light jade bead. The waxed black cord adjusts to 36” long. Fits overhead.

A translucent form of chalcedony, carnelian is a semi-precious stone that has been used in jewelry for centuries.

Reminiscent of the Met’s production of Giuseppe Puccini’s epic masterpiece, Turandot, set in mythical China.

  • Authentic Qing coin
  • Carnelian disc
  • Gold-finished pewter disc
  • Light jade bead
  • Waxed black cord
  • Adjustable to 36” L
  • Gift box included


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History

Turandot

World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1926.

Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi.

Featuring a most unusual score with an astounding and innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini, bursting with instantly appealing melody. The unenviable task of completing the opera’s final scene upon Puccini’s sudden death was left to the composer Franco Alfano. Conductor Arturo Toscanini oversaw Alfano’s contribution and led the world premiere.

 

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