Dog Rose Locket - Silver, 18ct Rose and Yellow Gold, Diamond
Unlike traditional cut roses, carefully grown for perfection for bouquets, these sweet, innocent looking roses can be found adorning hedgerows and woodlands, growing tall and freely in the wild. Native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia, the Dog Rose is also celebrated as the national flower of Romania. In this detailed tribute to this beautiful wild rose, five hand-formed petals arch around a cluster of tiny gold stamen, surrounding a sparkly central diamond. As the locket stem is pushed up, the petals emerge and unfold from within their contoured silver ‘sepal’ casing. To complete the piece, a typical group of five leaves hangs delicately beside the locket.
The locket comes on a continuous 30″ sterling silver chain.
In the 14th century, Dog Roses were gifted as a top prize during the ‘Academy of Floral Games’ to award poets for their literary excellence. Later in the 19th century, the award was given specifically for the best love poem, making Dog rose Locket the perfect gift for an aspiring writer, or for a loved one on Valentines day or wedding anniversary. With it’s beautiful craftsmanship and heirloom qualities, this is a piece to be passed down through generations.
Handmade in sterling silver, 18ct rose gold, 18ct yellow gold and diamond. Flower measures approx 12 x 20mm in the closed position.