IVY CHARM NECKLACE ~ For Friendship, Loyalty, Protection, Love, Luck, Fertility & Tenacity
In Celtic tradition ivy was thought to provide protection from evil when growing on or near a dwelling, however misfortune would strike should it fall down or die. Druids believed it to be incredibly powerful, due to its evergreen nature and ability to thrive in the harshest environments. Ivy was sacred to the Greek god of wine, Dionysus, and was grown or hung in a wreath on the outside of an Inn, to show that good wine was available. Ivy was believed to have many healing properties for humans but was also fed to cattle which would often go on to make startling recoveries. On some farms in Shropshire, to keep away the devil for the following year, every animal would be fed a piece of Ivy before midday on Christmas morning. Ivy has a long association with love and was used in many spells and potions. It was believed you would dream of your future partner if you slept with a leaf under your pillow. It is often still used at weddings, intertwined with holly to symbolise fertility and good luck and at Yule-tide to bring peace to the household.
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
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Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 17th - 19th December
Express delivery: £7.50
Receive it by 15th - 16th 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.