Opera House Jewelry Collection-Red Ellipse Pearl Necklace (Gold-Plated)Gold Opera House Curtain Necklace
Designed by Katherine Kornblau of KJK Jewelry in New York, this lovely jewelry was inspired by a section of the pattern on the Kennedy Center's Opera House curtain. The curtain pattern pieces are made from lead free pewter, then plated with gold. The gem is fresh water red pearl.
Red silk and gold thread combine to make one of the most splendid gifts the Kennedy Center has ever been given, the Opera House curtain. Received from the people of Japan, the elegant curtain was literally a big gift. Weighing 3,000 pounds and measuring 47 by 117 feet, its size posed a problem to weave. It was too large to be woven by hand, yet required the sensitivity of hand weaving to convey the feeling of rhythm in the gentle curves of its designs. The ingenious solution to this problem was to custom build the world's largest Jacquard weaving machine for Kyoto's master weavers, comprised of 3,600 needles.
The rhythmic pattern of the curtain is called Spring Flowers, a Japanese symbol of progress, in honor of the frontier spirit of President Kennedy.
All components of this collection are made and assembled in the USA.
The Red Ellipse Pearl Earrings and Gold Earrings go well with this necklace.
Here is the curtain pattern that inspired this jewelry:
Item Price: $32.00
Member Price: $28.80