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What is a birth flower?

Like birthstones and zodiacs, each month has a unique birth flower. Flowers have been used to communicate for centuries across different cultures. The Romans may have been the first to use flowers in celebration of birthdays. Floriography, the Language of Flowers became immensely popular in Victorian England and the USA in the 19th century. In Korea, each day of the year has a special birth flower assigned to it. Flowers as a symbol play important roles in world religions as well, revered as tokens of faith. Different flowers symbolize different emotions and were used as a means of sending covert messages through arrangements.

At Starling, we love the sentiment of wearing a birth flower to represent yourself or a loved one. It’s the perfect blooming alternative to a birthstone. Or if you connect with the meaning of a specific flower, wear your secret message.
 
That is why we are so excited to announce the launch of our very own birth month flower charms - available now!


What is your birth flower?

January’s birth flower charm is a carnation, one of the few flowers to bloom in cool weather. Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of a carnation, add this sentimental flower to your everyday collection. The carnation symbolizes love and affection and is the official flower of Mother's Day, a perfect gift for a maternal figure. 

February’s birth flower charm is an iridescent iris, named after the Greek Goddess of Love. A fitting birth flower to represent those born in the month of St. Valentine. Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of an iris, add this mystical flower to your everyday collection. The iris symbolizes faith, wisdom, and hope and is also the flower of 25th wedding anniversaries.

March’s birth flower is a daffodil, blooming at the dawn of spring. Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of a Daffodil, add this dreamy necklace to your collection. The Daffodil also symbolizes friendship and happiness, a perfect gift for a best friend. 
 

April’s birth flower charm is a daisy. The name daisy means “day’s eye” since it opens and closes with the rising and setting of the sun. Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of a daisy, add this sentimental flower to your everyday collection. The daisy symbolizes purity, innocence, and true love, an ideal gift for new mother. 

May’s birth flower charm is lily of the valley, denoting a ‘return to happiness’ in Victorian England. Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of the lily of the valley, add this sentimental flower to your everyday collection. Lily of the valley symbolizes sweetness and humility, a perfect gift to represent the sweetest May born person in your life. 

June’s birth flower is the romantic rose, the most popular flower in the world. Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of a rose, add this classic flower to your everyday collection. Roses symbolize love and passion, the perfect token of everlasting love.
 

July’s birth flower charm is the lovely Larkspur, also known as Delphinium deriving from the Greek word "delphis," meaning dolphin. Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of larkspur, add this dewy flower charm to your everyday collection. Larkspur symbolizes positivity and an open heart, the perfect gift for a new start.

August's birth flower charm is the gentle Gladiolus, also known as “sword lily'' for its long stem. Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of a gladiolus, add this radiant flower charm to your everyday collection. Gladiolus symbolizes the strength of character and sincerity and is the floral gift for 40th wedding anniversaries.

September’s birth flower charm is the the celestial Aster, stemming from the ancient Greek word meaning ‘star.’ Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of an aster, add this dreamy flower charm to your everyday collection. Asters symbolize love, faith & wisdom. Their bright purple color is that of royalty, a flower charm fit for a queen.
  


October’s birth flower charm is the majestic marigold, also known as the “herb of the sun.” Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of a marigold, add this auspicious flower charm to your everyday collection. Marigolds symbolize passion and creativity. They are also the quintessential flower used in Indian weddings, for happiness and positivity and a perfect gift for a wedding or anniversary.

November’s birth flower charm is the chrysanthemum, the emblem of the Festival of Happiness in Japan. Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of a chrysanthemum, add this festive flower charm to your everyday collection. Chrysanthemums symbolize cheerfulness, loyalty, and love, and are a popular gift for mother’s day in Australia due to the ‘mum’ in chrysanthemum.

December’s birth flower charm is the noble narcissus. Paperwhite narcissus blooms only in winter making them the perfect December birth flower. Shaped like a vintage saint charm with a delicate relief carving of a narcissus, add this transcendent flower charm to your everyday collection. The narcissus symbolizes hope and good wishes and is one of the most important flowers of Persian culture, signifying ‘beautiful eyes.’