Pewter Single Coin Earrings

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Pewter Single Coin Earrings

These antique silver plated pewter coin earrings are handmade from authentic Turkish designs. Exquisite and unique pieces, they are reflective of the costumes and sets seen in the Met’s production of Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers.

A spectacular addition to everyday and dressy attire.

  • Antique silver plated pewter
  • Fabricated from lead-free and nickel-free materials
  • Made in Turkey
     

History

Georges Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Few operas can match the sheer lyric beauty of Bizet’s youthful The Pearl Fishers. Critics at the time were not in favor of it but the audience was swept up in the ravishing score tinged with the allure of a mythical South Asian setting. The drama itself remains within the conventional standards of the day, with a love triangle complicated by the true friendship of the two men involved in it. Although not performed frequently, the opera successfully stands on its own when appreciated for its unique atmosphere, rather than compared to the composer’s later masterpiece, Carmen, or held up to modern notions of dramatic plausibility.

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