This necklace is made from thorns that were taken from a decades old rose bush planted by my great-grandmother. They are then cast into silver or solid 14k gold. Today, the clearing of overgrowth where her majestic flowers once stood has revealed a secret garden of long forgotten roses and other blooms which evoke a certain nostalgia...as well as some of my earliest childhood memories.
Popular mythology has used the rose (and it's thorns) to represent beauty, love and protection, from Aphrodite (Venus) to Rhodanthe to Cupid.
Thorns are lightly tumbled to maintain the graininess of the original texture. Available in silver and solid 14k yellow, rose or white gold.