You won’t feel a bit like Cinderella when wearing these gold pumpkin earrings that dangle from your lobes like magic balls. Designer Janet Mavec has beautifully cast the details of an heirloom variety of pumpkin known as Vif d’Etampes—the upright stems, the indents, the speckles.
As earrings (or a necklace) these pumpkins are a subtle golden sparkle when you move, elegant enough to go with work or play and a quick common center for friends and strangers who notice it.
It makes sense that the ball-shaped earrings can be worn to a ball. But they’re just as at home in the garden. We don’t, however, recommend that you wear them in the shower.
Janet Mavec’s pumpkin earrings are 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.