|Did you know there are
specific flowers connected with Birth months? Oh yes,
part of the language of flowers.
Each birth month has a flower associated with it - just
as we have a stone associated with each month (read
|Each pair of sterling
silver birth month Frenchwire earrings is approximately
1 inch long. They are very dainty, but the detail
of each flower is so pretty! They come on an
illustrated earring card with the name of the month,
flower name and color picture and what each flower
represents. A great birthday gift!
January (Carnation) Birth Month Earrings
About the Carnation...
Carnations express happiness, love, fascination,
admiration, distinction and affection. A white
carnation indicates pure love and good luck. A
dark red carnation is for deep love and affection.
A light red carnation represents admiration. A
striped carnation is a regret that love cannot be
|According to Christian
legend, carnations first appeared as Jesus carried the
cross. His mother, Mary, shed tears and carnations
sprang up where her tears fell. The pink carnation
became the symbol of a mother' love. In 1907, the
pink carnation started to be observed as the emblem for
Mother's Day in May.
February (Violet) Birth Month Earrings
About the Violet...
|Napoleon I (the
"Little Corporal" French Emperor) loved violets.
Josephine wore them on their wedding day and he sent her
a bouquet of violets for every anniversary. Before
he was exiled in 1814 to St. Helena, he requested to
visit Josephine's tomb. He picked violets that
were growing there. When he died in 1821, these
violets were found in a locket he wore around his neck.
|According to Greek
legend, Zeus loved a nymph names Lo. Zeus turned
her into a cow to hide her from his wife, Hera. Lo
wept over the taste of the grass and Zeus changed her
tears into dainty sweet-smelling violets that only she
|In Roman mythology,
Cupid judged lovely maidens of antiquity more beautiful
than his mother, Venus. In a jealous wrath, Venus
beat the maidens until they became blue and turned into
|If you dream of
violets, it means you are at a place of advancement in
your life. Give violets as a good luck gift.
Violets are a symbol of faithfulness, constancy, modesty
and happiness. Blue violets symbolize "I'll always
be true". White violets depict purity and modesty.
March (Jonquil) Birth Month Earrings
About the Jonquil (Daffodil)...
|A daffodil is also
known as a jonquil or narcissus. It is a symbol of
rebirth - a sign of spring. It is the flower for
March because that is when the spring equinox begins.
It is the national flower of Wales because it blooms on
March 1st, the feast day of the patron saint of Wales,
|Avoid trampling on
daffodils to bring good fortune. The Arabians
believe this flower as an aphrodisiac.
|According to Greek
legend, the young handsome Narcissus was walking close
to a cold mountain pool that mirrored his beautiful
face. "You are handsome, Narcissus!" he told
himself as he bent down to admire his reflection.
"There's nobody so handsome in the whole world! I'd love
to kiss you." As he leaned closer to kiss his own
reflection he fell into the water, and drowned.
But when the god's discovered the most beautiful thing
on earth had died, they decided such beauty could not be
forgotten. The gods turned Narcissus into a
scented flower which, to this day blossoms in the
mountains in spring and which is still called Narcissus.
The "drooping" of the daffodil symbolizes Narcissus
still admiring himself.
|Daffodils say, "The
sun always shines when I am with you." They
signify cheerfulness, love, regard, wishes granted,
chivalry and respect.
|Daffodils should never
be presented at a wedding, they will bring unhappy
vanity to the bride.
|If you are enclosed in
a small space with this flower, the scent will induce a
headache. Both the Greeks and Egyptians related
the flower with death - the Egyptians often hung wreaths
of narcissus during funerals. In medieval Europe,
it was believed that if a daffodil drooped when you
looked at it, it was an omen of death.