Scheherazade

Scheherazade

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Scheherazade, the mythical storyteller of the Thousand Nights and One Nights.

 

The story goes that Shahryar, the king of India and Southeast Asia found out one day that his first wife was unfaithful to him. Therefore, he resolved to marry a new virgin each day and behead the previous day's wife. This will ensure that she would have no chance to be unfaithful to him. He had killed 1,000 such women by the time he was introduced to Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter.

 

Against her father's wishes, Scheherazade volunteered to spend one night with the king. Once in the king's chambers, Scheherazade asked if she might bid one last farewell to her beloved sister, Dunyazade, who had secretly been prepared to ask Scheherazade to tell a story during the long night. The king lay awake and listened with awe as Scheherazade told her first story. The night passed by, and Scheherazade stopped in the middle of the story. The king asked her to finish, but Scheherazade said there was no time, as dawn was breaking. So, the king spared her life for one day to finish the story the next night. The next night, Scheherazade finished the story and then began a second, even more exciting tale, which she again stopped halfway through at dawn. Again, the king spared her life for one more day so she could finish the second story.

 

At the end of 1,001 nights, and 1,000 stories, Scheherazade told the king that she had no more tales to tell him. During these 1,001 nights, the king had fallen in love with Scheherazade. He spared her life, and made her his queen.

 

Just like the Scheherazade of Thousand and One Nights, the Scheherazade collar is exotic, lavish and luxurious. Dramatic double layer herringbone “fans” form the links between sparkling Swarovski crystals. Two “fans” are connected end to end to form a dramatic central pendant suspended from a glittering crystal and ending with another beautiful crystal.

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