Lily of the Valley
In Victorian times Lily of the Valley symbolised happiness and hope. It was used to protect gardens from evil spirits, and at one point in time it was used as a charm to guard against the spells of witches.
Lily of the Valley is a small delicate flower that is also highly poisonous. The most common effects are stomach ache, blurred vision, slow and irregular pulse, and in severe cases, seizures, vomiting, heart arrhythmia and even death.
The heart is cut from copper and has numerous layers of enamel glass that is kiln fired at 800 degrees celsius. The flowers are painted and fired several times to give a glossy finish. The setting is made from sterling silver and comes with a 45cm /18″ sterling chain, the gemstone is onyx.
The pendant measures approx 40mm (1 1/2″) high from the top of the heart to the bottom of the onyx gemstone and 28mm (1″) wide.