Speedwell floriography - for travel
This sterling silver charm is cast from a real flower and measures 15 x 9mm. Each piece also includes a recycled card detailing its botanical folklore and floriography.
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We believe that jewellery should be a gift, whether for yourself or for someone else, so it should be beautifully packaged. Every order comes gift wrapped with our signature posy, which changes with the seasons (UK only). We use recycled silk ribbon and include a gift card for your message, which we can print for you or leave blank for you to hand write.
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.
Speedwell, perhaps due to its name, has historically been considered a good luck charm for travellers, in Ireland it was sewn into clothes before a journey to protect against accidents. Its scientific name Veronica chamaedrys alludes to the legendary Saint Veronica, who is said to have wiped the face of Jesus as he went to Calvary. The flowers supposedly resemble the markings left on the cloth with which she wiped Jesus’ face. In Germany, Speedwell is also known by the comical name 'Männertreu', or 'men's faithfulness' because it wilts so quickly after picking.