Birth Flower for May

‘Birth flower’ was a concept introduced in the 18th century as part of a new “language of flowers.” Each month of the year is represented by a flower or two that come along with special meanings.

Like birthstones, birth flowers portray characteristics that supposedly appear in people born in that particular month.

The month of May has two birth flowers: hawthorns and lily of the valley.

Birth Flower May

May Birthflower - Hawthorn

Hawthorn bloom on a tree with small white or pink flowers. They are dainty blossoms that crop up in groups.

In Celtic mythology, hawthorn trees are sacred and symbolise protection. This type of tree is also known for its longevity, as it can live for over 400 years!

Hawthorn flowers have various meanings attached to them, including hope and happiness. This flower is also a symbol of love and beauty

Birth Flower May
Birth Flower of May

Lily of the Valley - Birth Flower May

The other birth flower of May is the lily-of-the-valley. This is a sweet-scented plant with white bell-shaped flowers. Romance is the most common quality associated with lily of the valley.

This May birth flower can also symbolise good luck and happiness and is often displayed during celebrations. Many believe that the bell shape of lily of the valley helps to drive away evil spirits!

May Birth flower
May Birthflower

Birth Flower of May Gift Ideas

Flowers are popular gifts suitable for any occasion. If you have a loved one who is fond of flowers, what could be a better gift than a birth flower necklace?

May’s birth flower pendant has been made from a flower petal that is stylishly cast in silver. It has been paired with a sweet little green gemstone that corresponds to the birthstone for May.

This birth flower necklace makes a perfect gift thoughtful for someone who is born in May.

May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone
May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone

May Birthflower Necklace - Hawthorn & Agate Birthstone

£ 39.00

This pretty May birthflower necklace features a handcrafted hawthorn petal pendant and agate gemstone. 

Embrace the birth flower of May - hawthorn is a symbol of hope and happiness.  Agate represents hope, renewal, personal growth, wisdom and patience.

The petal pendant has been handcrafted from a Hawthorn flower before being cast in sterling silver.  A subtle yet timeless piece, this necklace will become your favourite go-to everyday piece of jewellery.  

This necklace makes a thoughtful and meaningful gift, your loved one will feel instantly connected to you whenever they wear it.    All necklaces come packaged in our gift packaging.  Inside you will find a meaning card, explaining the sentiment and symbolism of the flower for your chosen month.

Curb chain 18" 

18ct gold plated on sterling silver 925

Flower petal pendant approximate length including jump ring - 16mm or 5/8 inch

Gemstone width 7.5mm

 

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Birth flower and birthstone guide

Birth Flower Chart - Birth Flower by Month

Click on the months below to read more about birthflowers.

MonthFlower Meaning and Symbolism
January Birthflower
The carnation has a meaning of love and affection. The snow drop is a symbol of hope, innocence & purity.
February BirthflowerPrimroses are associated with young love and vitality.  Violets symbolise loyalty & faithfulness.
March BirthflowerThe daffodil (also the jonquil) stands for happiness, friendships and new beginnings.
April BirthflowerA daisy is associated with purity, innocence and true love. Sweet Pea's bring to mind blissful pleasure
May BirthflowerThe Lily-of-the-valley has a meaning of humility and sweetness. The hawthorn flower is associated with happiness.
June BirthflowerThe rose is a sign of passion and love.  Honeysuckle stands for everlasting love.
July BirthflowerLarkspur represents an open heart and positivity.  The lotus / water lily is deeply spiritual and signifies patience and purity.
August BirthflowerGladiolus symbolises strength of character.  The poppy represents pleasure and success.
September BirthflowerThe Aster brings to mind wisdom, faith & powerful love.
October BirthflowerA marigold has a meaning of creativity and passion. Marigolds can also be used to symbolise grief and despair over losing a loved one. Cosmos represent peace and harmony.
November BirthflowerA red chrysanthemum signifies love and loyalty.
December BirthflowerNarcissus mean hope & wealth.  Holly stands for happiness and protection.

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