Cinquefoil is a member of the rose family and is widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere. The flowers are encompassed by 5 leaves said to signify love, money, health, power and wisdom, carrying a cinquefoil will grant you any of these attributes. Medieval knights would often decorate their shields with the 5 leaf symbol, the right to do so only granted by heraldry and permitted to those who had achieved mastery. In the middle ages, cinquefoil was a powerful ingredient used in magic and many potions including, witches flying ointment, love potions and prosperity spells. Fishermen tied cinquefoil to their nets in the hope of a bountiful catch and it could be used to remove a curse or hex. It is said that to protect your home from negative forces, fill an eggshell with cinquefoil and leave it in a safe place.
Our hallmarked sterling silver flower 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. 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. Plated pieces will not be hallmarked.
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.