The carnation grows in a wide variety of colors, each with a specific meaning. In general, carnations signify unconditional love, distinction, protection, healing, and strength.
The carnation was called the flower of the gods by the ancient Greeks, who named it dianthus, meaning “divine flower.” According to legend, carnations bloomed from the Virgin Mary’s tears as she was overcome with sadness watching Jesus carry the cross. Her unconditional motherly love inspired Anna Jarvis to establish Mother’s Day to honor and celebrate mothers.
The carnation is the perfect gift for January birthdays, Mother’s Day, or any time you want to celebrate the qualities of the carnation in friends, family, or even yourself.
30mm x 13mm (including loop for chain) on 18" chain.