From mummification to perfume, for washing and scenting clothes, a cure for migraine and a defence against the plague, lavender’s history and importance to people is as old as time. Named after the Latin verb ‘lavare’ meaning ‘to wash’ due to its association with cleanliness, in medieval times washerwoman were known as lavenders. Jesus’ mother Mary, was said to have hung his clothes on a lavender bush to dry and thereby transferring his scent to the plant. In folklore, Cleopatra was said to wear it as her secret weapon in seducing Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar. It has been used for centuries as an incense to ward off evil, and placed in the marital bed is thought to prevent quarrelling. Witches are said to prize the herb for its ability to increase clairvoyance, and a combination of mugwort, chamomile, lavender, and rose petals will attract sprites, fairies, brownies and elves.
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.