Feminine & Delicate Natural Crystal (Gemstone) Rose Quartz Rose & Plum Blossom with Bird Silver Charm Necklace.. Hand carved natural crystal (Gemstone) rose quartz rose combined with antique silver plum blossom and bird charm accented with 6mm rose quartz beads… made with antique silver belcher (rolo) chain and finished with antique silver toggle clasp…
The Rose is the national flower of England and the English rose has long been identified as symbolic of English beauty particularly the pink rose. Since ancient times the rose has long been identified with beauty and femininity, the goddess’s Aphrodite, Venus and the Madonna are all symbolised by the Rose.
The plum blossom is seen as a harbinger of spring symbolizing perseverance and hope, beauty and purity. Legend has it that once on the 7th day of the 1st lunar month, while Princess Shouyang daughter of Emperor Wu of Liu Song was resting under the eaves of Hanzhang Palace near the plum trees, a plum blossom drifted down onto her fair face, leaving a floral imprint on her forehead that enhanced her beauty further. The court ladies were said to be so impressed that they started decorating their own foreheads with a small delicate plum blossom design. This is also the mythical origin of the floral fashion, meihua zhuang literally “plum blossom makeup”), that originated in the Southern Dynasties (420–589) and became popular amongst ladies in the Tang (618–907) and Song (960–1279) dynasties. Princess Shouyang is celebrated as the goddess of the plum blossom in Chinese culture.
Rose Quartz is on the most feminine of the natural crystals (gemstones), enhancing the feminine energies of compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, nurturing and gentleness. Like the Rose it is also identified with beauty, feminity and Love and is the crystal most associated with the Goddess Aphrodite. Rose quartz is also the crystal of the Heart Chakra and is often called the Heart Stone. It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.
Length of antique silver belcher chain – 16 inches. 45cm ‘charm’ drop with 12mm carved rose quartz rose flower natural crystal (gemstone) bead.