The fern has always had a place in European folklore as a mysterious plant with special powers. Fern-fever (pteridomania) is a term for the Victorian craze of fern collecting. Considered a British eccentricity, it was a fashionable hobby where enthusiasts hosted overnight expeditions to collect rare species in the belief they boosted their love life. Confusion over how ferns reproduced led to the belief throughout Europe that possession of a fern seed would grant invisibility, and that the magical plants only produced a single, spectacular flower holding the seed, once a year, at midnight on Mid Summer’s eve. Legend has it that should you find yourself surrounded by ferns at midnight and no sound can be heard, the fairy Puck will appear and give you a purse of gold. Tread carefully though, for should you step on a fern, you will become lost and confused, possibly wandering into Fairyland, never to be seen again.
Our sterling silver petite flower charms 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.
All charms include our signature box posy, which changes with the seasons, and a gift card for a personal message.
Plating is available in 24ct Gold and 18ct Rose Gold.
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.