Blackthorn today has a negative and sinister reputation, possibly due to its importance to pagans and therefore entrenchment in Celtic folklore. In ancient Ireland, it was known as straif, believed to be the origin of the modern English word strife. But original beliefs were that blackthorn was a force for protection and hope against adversity. The Celtic goddess of Winter, Cailleach, is depicted with a blackthorn staff which she uses to summon storms. Emerging at Samhain, she takes over the year from Brigid, the Summer goddess. Blackthorn has such a powerful magic that a tribe of fairy guardians protect the trees from human disturbance and witches use the wood for wands. Carry a blackthorn leaf, flower or berry charm to attract the powers of good fortune.
Our sterling silver signet rings are cast from a real flower and each piece includes a postcard detailing its botanical folklore and floriography, you can choose your meaning from the drop down menu. If you select 'other combination' please add a note in 'Special Instructions' in the cart, with your chosen meanings.
Plating is available in 24ct Gold and 18ct Rose Gold.Available in sizes J to T.
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.