The name basil comes from the Greek word for king 'basilius' and is commonly referred to as the ‘king of herbs’ by chefs around the world. Basil is deeply significant to various religions, used to prepare and sprinkle holy water and in many funeral rituals to ensure safe passage to the afterlife. Despite this basil has a conflicted history in terms of its associations and meanings. In ancient Greek and Roman writings, it was associated with hatred and insanity. In European folklore, throughout the middle ages, it was traditional to gift your sweetheart with a pot of basil to signify your love, and presented to guests as a parting gift with best wishes. It is said witches would drink basil juice before flying on their brooms and that carrying a sprig of basil in your pocket will bring wealth and success.
Our sterling silver petite flower charms are cast from a real flower and each piece includes a postcard detailing its botanical folklore and floriography. 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 and 18ct Rose 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.