Inspired by the Victorian’s love and use of floriography alongside the gorgeous scenes of the English countryside, these spellbinding lockets have been filled with items full of symbology and botanical folklore.
This gorgeous antique locket has been found and lovingly restored to encase a pretty stem of Yarrow. The locket is complete with engraved detailing around the edges and is easily opened at the front opposite to the hinge If you wish to swap the yarrow for a photo or a pressed memento of your own.
The Yarrow was found and hand picked by myself in Hertfordshire on a nature walk with my son
Floriography:Yarrow is a Herb and represents Healing, Protection and Divination.
Botanical Folklore :The name of the Yarrow Herb is interesting. The Latin for Yarrow is Achillea Millefolium . The word Millefolium means 'thousand leaves' and is due to Yarrow's feathery green leaves that are very characteristic of it's appearance. It is a magical plant with medicinal properties for wounds and was used by Roman soldiers in the war to stem bleeding and aid quicker healing . Legend has it that Achilles stemmed the bleeding from the wound on his ankle using a bunch of yarrow grabbed from the ground nearby, which ties in further with the 'Achillea' of the latin for YarrowIt is used in divination; folklore suggests that rubbing your eyelids with the plant would aid in psychic abilities, however the herb is also brewed as a magical tea which also assists in focusing the mind to avoid distraction and focus the mind . It was also worn as an amulet to offer protection to the wearer.
Condition: Good antique condition, minor wear to the gilt . This overall adds to the charm of wearing and owning an authentic piece of antique jewellery. The pane in the locket are secure . The locket is easily opened at the front opposite to where it is hinged.
Sizing: approx 2cm diameter and 2.9 cm fron bottom to top of bale .
A 16" or 18" gold plated chain is included with this item. This is so your pendant is instantly wearable ; I do advise swapping to a longer lasting and better quality chain when you can, preferably a pretty vintage chain to compliment your jewel which can be found in my chain section here .Please specify in the comment box which length you would prefer. For reference : In all of the photos the model is wearing a 16" chain .
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