Yarrow’s botanical name Achillea millefolium, translates as "Achilles' thousand leaved herb” named after the legendary warrior of ancient Greece. Achilles was said to have used yarrow to treat his soldiers wounds on the battlefield because of its many healing attributes. Yarrow has a rich and varied folklore dating from the earliest civilisations. In ancient China, yarrow sticks were used in divination rituals of the I Ching system and Druids would use dried stalks to divine the weather. In western culture yarrow was believed to protect against evil spirits and negative energies, so has been used in burial ceremonies and protection amulets for centuries. During the Summer Solstice, yarrow was burned to ward off evil and tied above a child’s cradle or the entrance of the house to bring good luck in the coming year. It is also believed that including yarrow in the bouquet, garland or buttonhole at a wedding will ensure 7 years of lasting love for the couple.
Our sterling silver 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. Plating is available in 9ct Gold and 18ct Rose Gold.
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.