Speedwell, perhaps due to its name, has historically been considered a good luck charm for travellers, in Ireland it was sewn into clothes before a journey to protect against accidents. It was also known as Bird’s Eye, giving rise to the common British folklore that warned if you pick the flower, birds will peck out your eyes. Speedwell was highly prized in folk medicine, particularly in the West of England and Wales, as a remedy for many ailments but especially for coughs and asthma. Its scientific name Veronica chamaedrys alludes to the legendary Saint Veronica, who is said to have wiped the face of Jesus as he went to Calvary. The flowers supposedly resemble the markings left on the cloth with which she wiped his face. In Germany, speedwell is also known by the comical name 'Männertreu', or 'men's faithfulness' because it wilts so quickly after picking.
Our sterling silver petite flower charms are cast from a real flower and each piece includes a postcard detailing its botanical folklore and floriography. All charms include our signature box posy, which changes with the seasons, and a gift card for a personal message.
Plating is available in 24ct Gold and 18ct Rose Gold.
Available as a charm only or choose 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.