Basil has a conflicted history, which is perhaps why its floriography is so varied. In ancient Greek and Roman writings, it was associated with hatred and insanity. Throughout European folklore, in later years, it began to signify love, and in Tudor times, small pots were given to guests as a parting gift with best wishes. It is said witches would drink basil juice before flying on their brooms and that carrying a sprig of basil in your pocket will bring wealth and success.
Our sterling silver charms are cast from a real flower and each piece includes a card detailing its botanical folklore and floriography, you can choose your meaning from the drop down menu. Plating is available in 9ct Gold and 18ct Rose Gold.
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 and symbolism to flowers and has been recorded in traditional cultures around the world for thousands of years.