Broom Coin Necklace ~ For Protection, Courage, Energy & more

Flower & Fable

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    • Order placed
    • 20th June
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    • Dispatched
    • 1st July
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    • Standard delivery
    • 3rd - 4th July
    • Express delivery
    • 2nd - 3rd July
  • Made in UK
  • Handmade
Description

BROOM COIN CHARM NECKLACE ~ For Protection, Courage, Heroism, Energy, Vitality, Plenty, Humility & Fertility.

Across northern Europe, broom was considered a symbol of courage and heroism and was woven into the clothes of warriors, eventually becoming heraldry decoration in royal coats of arms. It was used in folk medicine for many ailments including gout and heart conditions and King Henry VIII famously drank a broom infused tea as an antidote to his many excesses. As the name suggests many brooms were made from broom, as were baskets and the thatching on cottages. It was believed that sweeping the ground with a brush of broom will cleanse the area of unwanted influences. Broom was said to protect against poltergeist activity and was hung in the home to keep evil at bay. The flowers were considered a sign of energy, vitality and plenty and were used for decoration during the Whitsun festival. It was traditional to include a bundle of broom in wedding celebrations and for the bride to keep a broom staff close by the night before, to enhance fertility. Ashes of broom were used to treat dropsy and it is said that its strong smell can tame wild horses and dogs. The flowers we used to create our broom coin are from an extremely rare, small, light pink cultivar called ‘Cytisus Mrs F Rowbotham’ kindly gifted to us by her granddaughter.

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.

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.

Need to know

Size - 17mm
Weight - Approx 4 grams
Hallmarked for authenticity
24ct Gold plating available

Delivery

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Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 3rd - 4th July

Express delivery: £7.50
Receive it by 2nd - 3rd July

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Flower & Fable founders Ben & Karen Lambert

Flower & Fable

Beddgelert, gwynedd

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.