ALLIUM CHARM ~ For Patience, Good Fortune, Prosperity & Unity
The word allium is Latin for garlic and is a flowering plant belonging to the onion genus. Alliums are one of the earliest cultivated plants used in food and medicine. Many species contain allicen, known today as a powerful antiseptic, and used throughout history to clean wounds, ease chest infections and reduce fevers. Many cultures believed in allium’s ability to ward off evil spirits and creatures of the night, bunches were hung in windows in many parts of the world, well into the 19th century. In Hindu mythology, Sachi, the wife of Indra, king of the gods, sipped the nectar of immortality, but couldn’t digest it so he spat it to earth. From that nectar the allium flower blossomed. In Christian myth it is said to have blossomed from the devil’s footprints as he left the Garden of Eden.
Our petite 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.
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.
Size - 15 x 9mm
Weight - Approx 1.5 grams
24ct Gold plating available
The delivery options for this item are listed below (if it doesn't state 'Express delivery' then that option is not available for this product). As soon as you place your order, this small business will spring into action, get it ready and send it out... (and you can feel wonderful for supporting them).
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Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 11th - 13th December
Express delivery: £7.50
Receive it by 9th - 10th December
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We are Karen & Ben Lambert, working together from our shop/workshop while living above. We use real flowers to create vintage & floriography inspired jewellery, using a mixture of traditional and specifically developed techniques.
We believe that jewellery should feel like a gift, whether for yourself or for someone else, so it should be beautifully packaged. From eco-packaging and hand dyed bamboo silk ribbons, to our seasonal, scented dried flower posy, we love attention to detail, and for Karen, it's a favourite part of the process.