Magnolia Spoon Ring – Cristy Cali

Magnolia Spoon Ring

$145.00

Details

  • Approx 27 mm long (chunky)
  • Solid 925 sterling silver
  • Consciously handcrafted in Thailand
  • Designed with love in New Orleans, USA

The Magnolia was one of my first original designs upon launching my own line of jewelry back in 2012. I drew the sketch during my down time before I ever even thought of starting my own business. Therefore, this design was made purely from my love of drawing inspired by the joyful memories I have climbing magnolia trees in my school's yard. 

Symbolic Meaning

Magnolia's are certainly emit a "yin" feminine energy. The color white has usually always represented purity, peace, grace and nobility. This is why I use white colored pearls with the magnolia in my necklaces, to enhance the spirit of the white symbolism. 

Interesting Facts by Flower Meaning

Once upon a time, there was a French botanist by the name of Pierre Magnol (1638 – 1715). He helped scientists determine that plants came in families and not just species. Guess who magnolias are named after?

The Chinese began naming magnolias long before the 1600s. What taxonomists and botanists call Magnolia officialis since the 1600s, the Chinese have been calling hou po.

  • In Victorian times, sending flowers was a discreet way of lovers sending messages to each other. Magnolias symbolized dignity and nobility.
  • In ancient China, magnolias were thought to be the perfect symbols of womanly beauty and gentleness.
  • In the American South, white magnolias are commonly seen in bridal bouquets because the flowers are thought to reflect and emphasize the bride’s purity and nobility.
  • Magnolias grow on trees, not vines, bushes or on stalks. These trees can live for a full century.
  • Magnolias cannot pollinate without the help of beetles. Their bright and sweet-smelling flowers help attract these beetles.
  • Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) became the state flower of Mississippi in 1952.
  • The fragrant magnolia, also called Siebold’s magnolia (Magnolia sieboldii) is North Korea’s national flower.

Magnolia is traditionally thought to help with:

  • Lung problems
  • Congestion in the chest
  • Runny nose
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Digestive upsets like gas and constipation

In Russia, herbalists often prepare magnolia tree bark by soaking it in vodka. No wonder the patients often feel better.

Resourced from Flower Meaning

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