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18k Gold Hellenistic Sunflower Turquoise Earrings with Pearl

18k Gold Hellenistic Sunflower Turquoise Earrings with Pearl

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18k Gold Plated Brass with Pearl and Turquoise

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 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.

Turquoise, with its captivating blend of blue and green hues, is a gemstone revered across cultures and civilizations for centuries. Throughout history, turquoise has held special significance in various cultures. Native American tribes, particularly the Navajo and Pueblo people, have revered turquoise as a sacred stone, associating it with protection, wisdom, and positive energy. In ancient Egypt, turquoise was prized as a symbol of wealth and used in intricate jewelry and burial masks.

Turquoise is often seen as a protective stone, believed to guard against negative energies and bring about a sense of security. It has been used as an amulet or talisman for protection in many cultures. Moreover, turquoise's calming blue and green tones symbolize serenity and tranquility. The stone is thought to bring peace and positivity, fostering emotional balance and reducing anxiety or stress. Turquoise's vibrant colors are often associated with the natural world, representing the sky and bodies of water. It symbolizes the beauty and vitality of nature, encouraging wearers to connect with the earth and appreciate its wonders.

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