The Blossoms Collection: Roses and the Meanings of Their Colors and Number

It’s the flower that is associated with love and affection, is featured in many bridal bouquets, and is perfect to give Mom on Mother’s Day. The radiant rose is my final addition to this season’s Blossoms Collection.

Sterling silver rose necklace hand-sculpted

The rose is probably one of the most popular of flowers, and comes in a variety of colors - each having its own meaning. Red roses symbolize love and romance. Pink roses symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy. Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and passion. Yellow roses symbolize friendship. And white roses symbolize innocence and purity.

And when giving roses to someone, the number of roses given also has a specific meaning as well.

  • One rose symbolizes love at first sight.

  • Two roses symbolize shared and deep love.

  • Three roses says “I love you”.

  • Six roses says “I want to be yours”.

  • Seven roses says “I’m infatuated with you”.

  • Nine roses symbolize eternal love.

  • Ten roses says “You’re perfect”.

This beautiful flower has provided inspiration for centuries. It has deep roots in Greek mythology, where it is said roses originated from the blood of Adonis as he was slain by a boar while hunting, and wherever his blood touched the ground a rose grew. It represents two warring families, each looking to rule England, in The War of the Roses. And it also inspired William Shakespeare in his play, Romeo and Juliet, which contains one of the most popular quotes on roses: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

Rose necklace with garnet

Each rose in the Blossoms Collection is completely handcrafted by myself, where I form and texture each petal so that each rose will look slightly different from the others. This is my intention because no two flowers are ever exactly alike in nature. The only gemstone that is set in the designs is an Orissa garnet, because garnet is the gemstone of love, friendship and affection. In my opinion, i’s the most perfect gemstone to be set in rose jewelry.