From mummification to perfume, for washing and scenting clothes, a cure for migraine and a defence against the plague, lavender’s history and importance to people is as old as time. Named after the Latin verb ‘lavare’ meaning ‘to wash’ due to its association with cleanliness, in medieval times washerwoman were known as lavenders. Jesus’ mother Mary, was said to have hung his clothes on a lavender bush to dry and thereby transferring his scent to the plant. In folklore, Cleopatra was said to wear it as her secret weapon in seducing Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar. It has been used for centuries as an incense to ward off evil, and placed in the marital bed is thought to prevent quarrelling. Witches are said to prize the herb for its ability to increase clairvoyance, and a combination of mugwort, chamomile, lavender, and rose petals will attract sprites, fairies, brownies and elves.
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.
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.