Deadstock Vintage rose charm necklace on a long and delicate chain. Extremely lightweight, measures 40x23.5mm
The rose (Latin - rosa / Greek -rhodon) also is a symbol that has a rich and ancient history. And like the cross, it can have paradoxical meanings. It is at once a symbol of purity and a symbol of passion, heavenly perfection and earthly passion; virginity and fertility; death and life.
According to the Greeks, the rose was born when Chloris, the goddess of flowers, stumbled over the lifeless body of a beautiful nymph lying in the forest. Moved by her fate, Chloris looked to her fellow-gods for help in transforming the nymph into a flower. Aphrodite gave the nymph the gift of beauty; Dionysus gave her nectar for fragrance; and the three Graces gave her charm, joy, and brilliance.