Blossoms Collection: The Dainty Daisy

Spring is in full bloom, and so is the next addition to the Blossoms Collection. But don’t let this sweet little flower fool you, the dainty daisy is actually a very complex little creature that is also steeped in myth.

Daisies are what I call the Gemini’s of the flower world because they are what is known as a composite flower, meaning they are two flowers combined into one. The inner section is called a disc floret, and the outer petal section is called a ray floret. And because these two flowers combine so beautifully together, it makes the daisy a perfect symbol for true love.

Daisy flower

Daisies traditionally symbolize innocence and purity. This originated from a Celtic legend that claims when an infant died, God would sprinkle daisies over the land to cheer up the grieving parents. Norse mythology claims that the daisy is the sacred flower of Freya, the goddess of love, beauty and fertility, and the flower came to symbolize new beginnings and motherhood. And thanks to the Romans, daisies can also symbolize chastity and transformation because according to Roman myth, the god of seasons and gardens, Vertumnus, became so obsessed with the nymph, Belides, that she had to turn herself into a daisy to escape his affections.

Daisy necklace in sterling silver and 10kt gold

Although traditionally daisies symbolize innocence and purity, to me they also symbolize grace, beauty, and joy. They hold their heads up high and proud, regardless of the fact that they are delicate and small, and exude an aura of happiness and quiet sophistication. This dainty flower has the attitude of a strong woman and the class and elegance of a lady.

You can go claim your daisy jewelry in the Blossoms Collection, and see all the other flowers that reside there too.