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18k Gold Hellenistic Sunflower Pearl Earrings with Turquoise

18k Gold Hellenistic Sunflower Pearl Earrings with Turquoise

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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 who holds 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.

It's important to note that pearls' meanings can vary across cultures and personal beliefs—one of the most traditipearls' most traditional and widely recognized meanings is innocence. The pristine, unblemished appearance of pearls is often likened to the purity of the wearer. Pearls have long been associated with femininity and beauty. Their lustrous, iridescent quality is often seen as a reflection of the grace and elegance of women. Historically, pearls were considered symbols of wealth and prosperity. Their rarity and beauty made them highly valuable, and owning pearls was often seen as a status symbol. Moreover, pearls are associated with love and romance. They are often given as gifts to symbolize deep, lasting love and commitment. Therefore, pearls have been popular choices for wedding jewelry.

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