The poppy has a rich and extensive history and is the birth flower of August. First cultivated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BCE, its well documented pain relieving qualities made it the go to plant for healers in most of the ancient and modern civilisations. Inevitably, such widespread use lead to a wealth of folklore. Poppies are heavily associated with sleep and dreaming. It was believed that if you wrote a question on a slip of paper, placed it in a poppy head and slept with it under your pillow, your dreams will guide you to the answer, and hoping to dream about their future spouses on St Andrew’s night, young girls would throw poppy seeds behind them. Poppies have a powerful magic and can be used in love and invisibility potions. It was believed that wearing a necklace of poppy heads would enhance fertility, and that eating bread with poppy seeds on New Year’s Eve would bring an abundance for the following year. In Welsh folklore, yellow poppies should never be bought inside as they invite headaches, storms and lightning strikes, but seeds spread around the house would protect against fairy enchantments.
Our hallmarked sterling silver flower charms are cast from a real flower and each piece includes a card 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.
Plating is available in 24ct Gold and 18ct Rose Gold. Plated pieces will not be hallmarked.
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.