In Celtic tradition ivy was thought to provide protection from evil when growing on or near a dwelling, however misfortune would strike should it fall down or die. Druids believed it to be incredibly powerful, due to its evergreen nature and ability to thrive in the harshest environments. Ivy was sacred to the Greek god of wine, Dionysus, and was grown or hung in a wreath on the outside of an Inn, to show that good wine was available. Ivy was believed to have many healing properties for humans but was also fed to cattle which would often go on to make startling recoveries. On some farms in Shropshire, to keep away the devil for the following year, every animal would be fed a piece of Ivy before midday on Christmas morning. Ivy has a long association with love and was used in many spells and potions. It was believed you would dream of your future partner if you slept with a leaf under your pillow. It is often still used at weddings, intertwined with holly to symbolise fertility and good luck and at Yule-tide to bring peace to the 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.