While its name may be derived from the French word for "thought" (“pensée”), it is the heart, not the head, from which the beautiful Pansy earns its primary association. Perhaps no flower—other than, of course, the rose—has become, throughout recorded history, more enmeshed in, and symbolic of, love and all that is amorous than that of the Pansy (also known as violas or violets).
While a rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, if perchance it went by the name "Pansy," its delightful smell might be the least intoxicating part of it; for the rose may sell lovers' bouquets, but it was the Pansy which Shakespeare chose in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as the flower whose nectar was a potent love potion that would, "make a man or woman madly dote upon the next live creature that it sees."
An ode to love itself, these alluring hand-etched, gold earrings are so realistic, they almost appear to flutter in a breeze when worn, dangling its tiny "pearl." Whether a gift for someone you love, or a loving gift for yourself, this set modeled after the wonderfully delicate, heart-shaped flower is sure to stun… but be careful, their intoxicating beauty is known to be quite potent.