This absolutely enchanting real wildflower necklace was made using tiny pale blue Germander Speedwell blossoms, which I gathered on my wanders in my favourite Irish woodland. The flowers were brought home and carefully dried before being encased in a crystal-clear resin teardrop where they will be safe to last a lifetime.
Speedwell (known as Annuallach as Gaeilge, or 'jump up and kiss me' in Munster where I come from!) is considered one of the seven sacred herbs, along with yarrow, vervain, St John's wort, eyebright, mallow and self-heal.
When taken as a brew together, these seven magical herbs were thought to protect both people and cattle from the fairies! With such a sacred status, it was believe that nothing either natural or otherworldly could harm the humble little Speedwell plant.
Traditionally it was sewn in to the clothing of travellers to protect them from mishaps and bring good luck, making this a lovely gift for anyone in need in a bit of luck or who's about to set off on an adventure!
The pendant itself if made of resin, the 18 inch long chain is sterling silver and the cap connecting the pendant to the chain is silver-toned alloy.
Your necklace will arrive safely packaged in one of my beautiful signature gift boxes, ready for gift-giving and with no need for further wrapping, the perfect gift for any nature-lover.
Please be aware that there may be some very small bubbles in your necklace. Someone recently described them as resembling little dew drops sitting on the flowers & leaves and I like to think they add their own little touch of life to each piece <3
Please keep your piece dry and store it away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. To clean use warm, soapy water. If you would like to polish your piece, use a plastic polish like Novus or renaissance wax and a microfibre cloth, polishing in a circular motion.
Ruby Robin specializes in unique, keepsake jewellery for the modern day romantic. All the designs were imagined and made by Irish designer Khrystyna Marriott. The pieces at Ruby Robin are designed to allow the quiet beauty of nature to shine, to stir the imagination, inspire wonder and encapsulate a microcosm of long forgotten memories. I make my jewellery using a range of strange and beautiful curiosities, found in the woods and on the mountain sides, on the windswept beaches and wild meadows. 'The mountains are calling and I must go.' - John Muir
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