Hawthorn ~Sceach Gheal
Other names: Whitethorn, fairy thorn, May blossom, Maybush, Bread and cheese tree, Haw tree
Language of Flowers & Symbolism: Hope (especially in love), new beginnings, rebirth & fertility
In Irish lore, the Hawthorne is the most sacred tree of the fairies and is considered especially magical if found growing solitarily. Any foolish enough to meddle with such a tree could surely expect the faeries wrath to find him. It is also said that wearing a sprig of Hawthorn will soothe a bout of sadness and depression and surely few sights are better for the soul after a long Winter than the first heady blossoms of Hawthorne scenting the hedges with a promise of Summer. Hawthorn is also known as May blossom, the sacred tree of May eve celebrations and was kept on a dresser through the month of May to keep evil at bay and invite good luck into the house.
This adjustable ring was made using a real Hawthorne branch cast in Sterling silver. Each twig is formed, hammered, filed and polished by hand to bring out all the fine details of every leaf bud.
This ring is available in three sizes (small, medium and large) and each can be adjusted slightly by gentle squeezing the band to create a perfect fit. Please note the overlap between the two ends of the branch is a few mm shorter in the size large.
Your piece will come packaged safely in one of my beautiful signature gift boxes complete with a thank you card that explains the heritage of the piece and a care instruction card. If you'd like me to include a hand-written note on your behalf, just leave a note in the 'message to seller' box at checkout.