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COW PARSLEY ~ For Safety, Refuge, Peace, Protection, Fantasy & Beauty

£47.00

All profits from this piece will be donated to the Red Cross, to help refugees in Ukraine and around the world.

Cow Parsley has many names in Britain, and is fondly thought upon, being one of the first plants to flower abundantly along the hedgerows and roadsides in Spring. The name Queen Anne’s Lace seemingly came about during her walks around Kensington, when she proclaimed the paths had been decorated especially for her by the plant, which resembled the lace pillows her ladies in waiting carried. The origin of the name Mother Die comes from a folk tale that children were told, that if they picked cow parsley, their mother would die. This threat would deter children who couldn't tell the difference between that and the closely resembling and highly poisonous hemlock. It is also said to ‘break mother’s heart’ and be unlucky indoors. It’s believed this could be because the petals drop soon after picking, adding to her workload! Associated with fantasy and beauty, because of the delicate lace like flowers, many women would add the flowers to their ritual baths in the hope of attracting love. Cow Parsley is also known as ‘Bishops Flower’ or ‘Bird’s nest’ because it curls into a concave shape as it dries, this has led to a strong association with safety, sanctuary and refuge.

Our coin sentiment charms are made with real flowers in sterling silver, using the traditional technique of lost wax casting. They are beautifully packaged with our signature box posy which changes with the seasons, a postcard detailing the botanical folklore and floriography of each piece, and a gift card for a personal message.

If you find that not all the sentiments are appropriate, you can personalise your presentation by choosing from the drop down menu. If you select 'other combination' please add a note in 'Special Instructions' in the cart.

  • Size - 17mm
  • Weight - Approx 4 grams
  • Hallmarked for authenticity
  • 24ct Gold plating available
  • Available as a charm only or select from one of our accessories here

Charms will be attached to your selected accessory as standard. If you would like to attach them to an existing bracelet, we're happy to do this for you. For this complimentary service, contact us here.

Floriography, also known as the language of flowers, is the practice of attributing meanings & symbolism to flowers & has been recorded in traditional cultures around the world for thousands of years.