Forget the evil eye charm that keeps watch over those who wear it. Instead, slip on the Rouge Vif d’Etampes, a more potent talisman. The name refers to a variety of heirloom pumpkin, which was also the pumpkin that served as the escape vehicle for Cinderella. The plump gold ball charm caught jewelry designer Janet Mavec’s eye. She wanted to put a spin on jewelry from nature.
As a bangle, the pumpkin charm is an elegant orb that shimmers with transformation and power, a breakthrough from the Cinderella Complex that beset the female upbringing for so long.
Throw on the pumpkin bangle alone or in a set with some of the others. Worn together, you’ll walk to the soft sound of jingling gold—the true definition of a real statement bracelet. Set them off with autumn colored blouses in all seasons.
Janet Mavec’s pumpkin bracelet charm is based on her own favorite variety: the Rouge Vif d’Etampes Pumpkin. This was the most common type of pumpkin in the Central Market in Paris, way back in the 1880s. Ooh la la.
The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed over a thousand pounds, but most pumpkins weigh between 6 and 18 pounds.
Pumpkin pie used to mean pumpkin in the crust, not as the filling. That didn’t change until the late 1700s.