Every country has its own traditions for New Year’s Eve. In Spain, you swallow twelve grapes - one for each chime before midnight. In Russia, they open the door to let in the new year. In Japan, families gather in temples to drink sake and listen to 108 strokes on the gong . In the US, we exchange a kiss on the lips. The Italian tradition requires something red to be worn on New Year’s eve. During the holidays, the magic of the color red, ranging from ruby and crimson to scarlet and amaranth, ignites a fire within the soul. This is why Roger Vivier’s Pilgrim Bracelet is the ideal good-luck accessory—not just for New Year’s eve, but all year long.
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