The Maritana collection is inspired by the Grand Opera, Maritana, composed by William Vincent Wallace, a native of Waterford City. First performed at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 15th November 1845, it opened to great critical acclaim and it was soon showing in Philadelphia and New York. The intricate cut pattern draws its inspiration from the richness of the theme, set in Madrid. Maritana, a gypsy street singer, falls for the down-on-his-luck nobleman Don Caesar. Their love story, and the opulence of the grand opera, is brought to life in the sparkling and intricate hand cutting.