a symbol of eternal life
The fern species is the oldest plant dating back over three million years! Talk about a survivor!
This non-flowering plant is one of the most familiar and loved plants. It has history, mystery and folklore. The fern symbolizes eternal youth. In some cultures the ferns represents even more – for example, the indigenous Maori of New Zealand, the fern represented new life and new beginnings. To the Japanese, the fern symbolized family and the hope for future generations and according to Victorians, the fern symbolized humility and sincerity. (The Farmer’s Almanac)
The fern can be eaten, used for medicinal purposes, grown indoors or out, comes in all sizes and so many shades of green (one of my favorite colors). The fern has always held a special place in my heart as it is a true representation of nature. It survives despite my lack of a green thumb and as it flourishes, the simplicity and visual beauty of the fronds influence my jewelry designs.
This is the inspiration for the Meadow Moon Fern earrings and necklaces within my Nature Collection. I was excited to team up with Birch Arbor Gardens on this project and the results are exactly what I had envisioned!
Do you have a plant or flower that inspires and moves you? Tell me more in the comments below⬇