The Fern has always had a place in British folklore as a mysterious plant with special powers, their spores were once thought to give invisibility. 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. 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.
This sterling silver charm is cast from a real flower and each piece includes a recycled card detailing its botanical folklore and floriography.
Charms will be attached to your selected accessory as standard. If you would like them delivered separately or attached to an existing Flower & Fable bracelet, we're happy to do this for you free of charge, please contact us here.
Floriography, also known as the language of flowers, is the practice of attributing meanings and symbolism to flowers and has been recorded in traditional cultures around the world for thousands of years.