The Latin name for Heather, Calluna, is derived from the Greek Kallyno meaning “to beautify or sweep clean”, referring to its traditional use in besoms and brooms. It is believed Heather is the source of the word heathen, originally used to refer to people who lived on the heath and followed the old ways, to this day it is used to make honey, ale and mead. Scottish farmers carried flaming torches of heather around their fields before midsummer to ensure a good harvest. Heather is said to grow over a fairy’s final resting place and it ignites the flames of fairy passions, opening the door between the otherworld and this. Carrying heather will attract positive energies, good luck and protection from danger. It is often a part of the bridal bouquet to ensure luck, peace and cooperation in the couple’s household.
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.