Hmmm, how to say this without sounding too woo-woo? The sunflower necklace is a talisman, a charm, an amulet, if you will. Lasso it around your neck, and you will radiate sunshine—even on a dreary winter day. You, with those petals reaching outward, now sway into any room with confidence.
When Janet Mavec designed Helianthus annuus, she channeled her post-impressionistic artiste along with her live-free-and-long flower child—and she smiled when sketching it. Because who can resist the allure of its giant moon-shaped sunny face?
As a talisman for optimism, this necklace should be worn as often as possible—although we do recommend taking it off in the shower and at bedtime (unless you want to wake-up with rays imprinting on your face). Our favorite style for this piece is a V-neck wrap dress, or a scoop shirt or dress. It shimmers against any skin tone beautifully.
The Incas used sunflowers to symbolize the Sun God, and bought them to temples to worship.
Provence, France has sunflower fields worth traveling for. They also make a great rosé wine there.
Baker Creek Heirloom seeds, found here, is a great source for sunflower seeds.