The word allium is Latin for garlic and is a flowering plant belonging to the onion genus. Alliums are one of the earliest cultivated plants used in food and medicine. Many species contain allicen, known today as a powerful antiseptic, and used throughout history to clean wounds, ease chest infections and reduce fevers. Many cultures believed in allium’s ability to ward off evil spirits and creatures of the night, bunches were hung in windows in many parts of the world, well into the 19th century. In Hindu mythology, Sachi, the wife of Indra, king of the gods, sipped the nectar of immortality, but couldn’t digest it so he spat it to earth. From that nectar the allium flower blossomed. In Christian myth it is said to have blossomed from the devil’s footprints as he left the Garden of Eden.
Our petite 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 - 15 x 9mm
- Weight - Approx 1.5 grams
- 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.