Lily of the valley has been cultivated for over 400 years and has a rich folklore and popularity throughout Europe. The latin Convallaria majalis translates as ‘that which belongs to May’ which makes it the recognised flower of May and the official flower of the Gemini star sign. On May 1, 1561, King Charles IX of France was gifted a lily of the valley for luck, he continued the tradition by giving the women of his court the sweet scented flower every year. Today, every year in France, bunches are sold on the streets and people wear a sprig in their clothing. The May 1st pagan festival of Beltane uses lily of the valley in its celebrations and it’s also a symbol for International Worker’s Day (May Day). Lily of the Valley is thought to protect gardens from evil spirits and witches’ spells. It is also considered the flower of the fairies, its tiny bells used as cups from which to drink.
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.