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.