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 coin sentiment charms are made with real flowers in sterling silver, using the traditional technique of lost wax casting. They are beautifully packaged with our signature box posy which changes with the seasons, a postcard detailing the botanical folklore and floriography of each piece, and a gift card for a personal message.
If you find that not all the sentiments are appropriate, you can personalise your presentation by choosing from the drop down menu. If you select 'other combination' please add a note in 'Special Instructions' in the cart.
- Size - 17mm
- Weight - Approx 4 grams
- Hallmarked for authenticity
- 24ct Gold plating available
- Available as a charm only or select from 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.