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18k Gold Hellenistic Sunflower Coral Earrings with Pearl

18k Gold Hellenistic Sunflower Coral Earrings with Pearl

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18k Gold Plated Brass with Pearl and Coral

Introducing our "Hellenistic Elegance Line Collection" — a tribute to ancient Hellenistic and Byzantine styles' timeless elegance and opulent aesthetics. Each piece in this exquisite collection is meticulously crafted to capture the grandeur and sophistication of these historical periods, offering you a wearable piece of design with cultural richness and uniqueness. Rediscover the beauty of history in every detail, and let each piece be a testament to your appreciation for the enduring legacy of Hellenistic and Byzantine styles.

The scientific name for the sunflower is Helianthus. It comes from the Greek words "helios," meaning sun, and "Anthus," meaning flower.
Due to their association with sunlight, sunflowers symbolize happiness, positivity, and optimism. They are seen as a representation of the sun's life-giving energy.
In the vast tapestry of ancient Greek mythology, a tragic love story provides an allegorical explanation for the sunflower's movement towards the sun. The story revolves around Clytie, a water nymph with a deep affection for Apollo, the Sun God. Apollo reciprocated her love initially, but his heart soon strayed towards Leucothoe. Overcome with jealousy, Clytie disclosed their affair to Leucothoe’s father, who meted out a tragic punishment by entombing his daughter alive. Outraged, Apollo turned Clytie into a sunflower, but her love for him was so strong she watched him move across the sky each day - just as sunflowers follow the sun. The turning of sunflowers to face the sun is known as heliotropism. This movement is often interpreted as a symbol of admiration and respect, as the flowers follow the sun's path across the sky.

As a marine organism and gemstone, coral holds various symbolic meanings across cultures. In many cultures, coral is believed to have protective properties. It is thought to guard against evil spirits and negative energies, making it a popular choice for jewelry meant to shield the wearer. The vibrant colors of coral, especially red coral, are associated with passion, energy, and vitality. Coral is thought to bring warmth and life to its wearer. In certain spiritual practices, coral is related to specific chakras, often the root chakra. It is believed to help balance and align energy centers, promoting overall well-being.

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