Hawthorn Charm Necklace - For Hope & Fertility

Flower & Fable

From £54.00 Delivery included

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    • Order placed
    • 5th March
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    • 14th March
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    • Standard delivery
    • 19th - 21st March
    • Express delivery
    • 15th - 18th March

Credentials

  • Made in UK
  • Handmade
Description

The name ‘hawthorn' is derived from the Anglo-Saxon ‘hagedorn’ meaning ‘hedge thorn’, it's the origin of the word 'hag', and the wood traditionally used to make witches’ besoms (broomsticks) and wands. Known as the fairy tree, it is believed to be a gateway to the otherworld, inhabited by powerful fairies. Heavily associated with May Day or Beltane, it was traditional for the young of a village to head out overnight, returning at dawn with baskets of hawthorn blossom, and newly conceived babies! Young women wanting to ensure their beauty in the coming year, would rise at dawn to bathe in dew gathered from hawthorn flowers, and young men would wash their hands with it, hoping to become more skilled at their craft. If a hawthorn tree stood over a holy well, people would tie rags (or clouties) to it, believing the healing properties would be absorbed by the cloth. The Holy Thorn of Glastonbury, which is said to date back to Joseph of Arimathea, had the unusual characteristic of flowering twice a year, in May and again around Christmas. Descendants of the original tree, taken from grafting, retain this feature and each year a sprig is presented to the monarch, a tradition dating back to the King James 1st in the 17th century.

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.

Need to know

Size - 15 x 9mm
Weight - Approx 1.5 grams
24ct Gold plating available

Delivery

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).

Delivery options available

Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 19th - 21st March

Express delivery: £7.50
Receive it by 15th - 18th March

For more information about delivery or returning items, please take a look at our Delivery & Returns page.

Flower & Fable founders Ben & Karen Lambert

Flower & Fable

Ludlow, Shropshire

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.