Feeling like you need a little spring in your step? Let these heart-shaped flower earrings kick your spirit into high gear. Pansies (also called violas or violets) are a harbinger of spring and of shhhivery love.
Designer Janet Mavec loves the flower's variety of colors, which adds a brightness to spring. These hand-etched gold earrings are so realistic that they almost appear to flutter in a breeze when worn, dangling a tiny "pearl."
These earrings might signify spring but, oh boy, do they look good with a black cashmere top or black dress or what. And that tiny pearl? It tzujes up the dreariest of days. Sunshine will follow.
The name "pansy" is derived from the French word pensée, which means “thought.”
William Shakespeare wrote about the progenitor of the pansy, the heartsease, in “A Midsummer Night's Dream where it is the ingredient of a love potion. When it is "on sleeping eyelids laid, will make a man or woman madly dote upon the next live creature that it sees.”