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Symbolic Sunflower vintage costume jewelry

Symbolic Sunflower vintage costume jewelry

Yves Saint Laurent for Avon. Van Gogh Sunflowers vintage brooch. Gold tone, enamel. 7.5 cm. 1970s. Symbolic Sunflower vintage costume jewelry

Symbolic Sunflower vintage costume jewelry

Van Gogh created 11 paintings with sunflowers, and they are the ones that inspire designers to create jewelry with sunflowers. First, Van Gogh created 4 still lifes with plucked sunflowers. He painted them in Paris in 1887. And the very famous sunflowers in a clay vase were painted by Van Gogh a year later in the city of Arles in the south of France. Noteworthy, his painting “Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers” (1888) entered the list of the 25 most expensive paintings in the world ($ 74.5 million).
Undoubtedly, it was this painting that inspired Yves Saint Laurent to create this brooch for AVON. It is filled with colors and cheerfulness. Just like in Arles, where Van Gogh came for the sun and bright colors. Created in 1994, the jewelry collection inspires with vibrant rich enamels and matte gold.
Although the native land of the sunflower is North America, where the indigenous population used the flower only for food, the sunflower also has a special place in Asia. According to belief, sunflower removes radiation from the soil, that’s why the Japanese plant sunflowers in their fields. Thus, in the Land of the Rising Sun, the sunflower has become a symbol of hope.


MFA Museum of Fine Arts Sunflower brooch. Gold tone alloy, enamel. 5.3 cm. 1990s

MFA Museum of Fine Arts Sunflower brooch. Gold tone alloy, enamel. 5.3 cm. 1990s

According to Chinese feng shui traditions, the sunflower is a symbol of wealth. For prosperity and financial well-being, you need to put a bouquet of 9 sunflowers in the far right corner of the central room. But if this is not possible, hang a picture of sunflowers, or just wear a sunflower as a brooch or pendant. Any image of sunflowers have the same energy. And if you don’t know what to give to your loved ones, any decoration with a sunflower design will be an excellent choice.
They say that God gave people sunflowers to inspire us with the example of the most sincere devotion, because even on the most cloudy day, they look up to the sky in anticipation of the Sun.

Symbolic Sunflower vintage costume jewelry

Amethyst glass sterling silver sunflower brooch. 6 cm. 1970s

Amethyst glass sterling silver sunflower brooch. 6 cm. 1970s

Bob Mackie Sunflower earrings. Gold tone, crystals, faux pearl. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Bob Mackie Sunflower earrings. Gold tone, crystals, faux pearl. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Erwin Pearl sunflower enameled brooch. 4.5 cm. 1970s

Erwin Pearl sunflower enameled brooch. 4.5 cm. 1970s

Ivana Trump gold plated sunflower bracelet. 1990s

Ivana Trump gold plated sunflower bracelet. 1990s

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane sunflower pendant. Gold plated alloy, rhinestones. 6 cm. 1990s

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane sunflower pendant. Gold plated alloy, rhinestones. 6 cm. 1990s

Lisner sunflower brooch. Gold plated metal alloy, faux pearls. 7 cm. 1950s

Lisner sunflower brooch. Gold plated metal alloy, faux pearls. 7 cm. 1950s

Liz Claiborne sunflower brooch. Gold and silver tone, enamel. 4.4 cm. 1980s

Liz Claiborne sunflower brooch. Gold and silver tone, enamel. 4.4 cm. 1980s

MFA Sunflower brooch made on Antique Sunflower Print by Besler, 1713. Antique gold tone. 1980s

MFA Sunflower brooch made on Antique Sunflower Print by Besler, 1713. Antique gold tone. 1980s

Monet Sunflower brooch. Gold plated alloy, Swarovski crystals. 6.5 cm. 1960s

Monet Sunflower brooch. Gold plated alloy, Swarovski crystals. 6.5 cm. 1960s

Sarah Coventry Starburst collection sunflower brooch and clips. Amber color glass, gold tone

Sarah Coventry Starburst collection sunflower brooch and clips. Amber color glass, gold tone

Seagull pewter sunflower brooch. 3.5 cm. 1990s

Seagull pewter sunflower brooch. 3.5 cm. 1990s

Trifari sunflower gold tone enameled pendant. 1970s

Trifari sunflower gold tone enameled pendant. 1970s