First it was the astrological sign, and then it was the birthstone. And now there is a new kind of birth necklace that we love: the birth flower necklace.
But what are birth flower necklaces and why are they so special? In this blog post, we’ll dive into the gorgeous world of birth flowers and where to buy meaningful gifts for family or friends (or yourself)!
Let’s get started.
What Is a Birth Flower Necklace?
A birth flower necklace is a piece of jewelry that is engraved with a flower pertaining to the month you were born. Just like a birthstone, there is a birth flower assigned to each month, as you’ll see in the chart below. A flower carries its own unique style and symbolism, with meaning behind it. By wearing a birth flower necklace, you are able to showcase your unique bloom, similarly to how you might wear a birthstone or show off your star sign.
For example, my birth month is August and the flower of my birthstone is Poppy. While this may differ from one jeweler to another, here is a list of traditional birthstones by month below with a helpful chart by jewelry designer Made By Mary, maker of some of the best flower necklaces we’ve seen to date!
|Carnation | symbolism: love
|Violet | meaning: modesty, humility
|Cherry Blossom | symbolism: sweetness of life
|Daisy | meaning: new beginnings, joy
|Lily | symbolism: rebirth
|Rose | meaning: love, innocence
|Lotus | symbolism: strength, resilience
|Poppy | meaning: peace
|Peony | symbolism: happiness
|Marigold | meaning: joy, excitement
|Chrysanthemum | symbolism: friendship, happiness
|Holly | meaning: good fortune
What Makes Birth Flowers So Special?
Since each flower represents meaning behind it, it becomes a truly special accessory piece to wear. You can carry your symbol wherever you go!
Personalized and Meaningful
In addition to the symbolism behind the flower, you can add custom touches to make it your own.
Choose a Size
Select a necklace with the perfect pendant style and size for you, whether you like a dainty and minimalist style to wear daily, or a larger size to wear as statement jewelry.
Next, select a metal tone. Do you want a gold birth flower necklace? Rose gold? Silver? Pick a color that matches your personality and other pieces of jewelry for more wearability.
Finally, incorporate your initial on a disc, your birthstone on a charm, or create your own “bouquet” of birth flowers to represent your children, grandchildren, or other family members who are near and dear to your heart.
As you can see, a birth flower necklace is a meaningful jewelry gift that shows you’ve put thought and effort into the present.
Now let’s explore some examples of birth flower necklaces so you can find one that suits you or a loved one’s style.
1. Birth Flower Disc Necklace by Made By Mary, $68
I have one of these myself! For mine, though, I selected the flower from my wedding month (December). It’s a beautiful necklace and I love the way it looks. It goes with everything!
Here’s an example of the July birth flower necklace: lotus!
2. Round Disc Birth Flower Bouquet by Tourinic Jewelry, $22.50+
3. Tiny Oval Disc Necklace by DabasMinimalist, $15.50+
4. Birth Flower Necklace with Birthstone Charm by FnurJewelryDesign, $41+
5. Handmade Real Pressed Flower Pendant Necklace by WhiteCarnationDesign, $11.60+
6. Multiple Birth Flower Necklace by TomDesign, $38.40+
Build your own bouquet of birth flowers with this stunning example.
7. Dainty Minimalist Flower Necklace by SweetyMinimalist, $15.50+
A sweet and dainty flower necklace in your choice of metal tone.
8. Hand-Stamped Pendant Necklace with Initial by WordsByHeartCo., $38+
9. Multi Flower Necklace with Birthstone Inside by TheFloristyStudio, $25+
10. Vertical Script Name Necklace with Birth Flower by Hoiaucraft, $17+
Here’s a beautiful example of a combination name necklace with birth flower!
11. Family Birth Flower Necklace with Dainty Charms by WILLArtCrafts, $13+
12. Birth Flower Necklace Gold Vintage Style by GoldenNovaJewelry, $19.20+
13. Make Your Own Bouquet Flower Necklace by LENOSHEM, $32+
14. Pressed Flower Pendant by EchoByAbigail, $30+
15. Large Oval Birth Flower Necklace by CaitlynMinimalist, $29.40+
As you can see from these stunning examples, birth flower jewelry is a popular trend with many facets! I hope it inspires you to select a thoughtful necklace to give as a gift. If you need more examples, you can browse birth month flower jewelry here.
A birth flower necklace is a piece of jewelry engraved with a flower pertaining to the month you were born. Each flower carries its own unique style and symbolism, with meaning behind it. Birth flowers are personalized and meaningful, and you can add custom touches to make it your own. You can also incorporate your initial on a disc, your birthstone on a charm, or create your own bouquet of birth flowers.
ON TO YOU: Tell me what your favorite necklace is, based on the styles shown. Would you select your birth month or another special flower that symbolizes a meaningful month? Tell me in the comment box below!