Lalique and Opéra National de Paris pay tribute to Orpheus and Eurydice, one of the most famous love stories in Greek mythology. This new collection is inspired by the Opéra repertoire to interpret the emblematic snake motif, a favorite of René Lalique.
These 18-karat gold plated pieces dazzle with black lacquer scales, while their interlacing design embraces an openwork motif symbolizing tree bark. This interpretation recalls the snake that caused the death of the Dryad Eurydice, the nymph of the trees and forest. According to the myth, Orpheus tried in vain to save his beloved. The major themes inherited from René Lalique – myths, flora and fauna – are infused into these five jewels. A crystal cabochon is set like a protective talisman to ward off evil.
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice was first performed at the Opéra in 2005, as an opera-dance interpretation. It is a major work in Pina Bausch’s choreography, produced with a music score by Christophe Willibald Gluck.
For this season’s fashion jewelry collections, the House of Lalique looks to its roots to bring new pieces inspired from the heritage left by the House’s founder. An inescapable journey to the heart of the House’s emblematic archives to celebrate 130 years of history and design. Lalique offers two dazzling jewelry collections for this special anniversary year: Trois Hirondelles and Eurydice.