Sterling silver Peony flower ring. From Ophelia collection.
This piece is a one-of-a-kind handmade ring.
This is one of the 5 flowers from the Ophelia necklace converted into a unique ring.
Flower Size: 50 x 45 mm
Ring size: US8 It's adjustable band so I can make this piece at any ring sizes.
I created my Ophelia collection on 2009 inspired by the character Ophelia from Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Ophelia is a young noblewoman of Denmark, the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes, and potential wife of Prince Hamlet. She’s considered a myth or archetype and usually associated with flowers around her and her unrecovered hair, a rich and often white dress, nature, night or moon. She’s usually represented just before dying, with flowers in willow or singing, or already dead, but seeming to be asleep. There’re lots of symbology and meanings about flowers but William Shakespeare in Hamlet used a specific flowers to describe Ophelia’s emotions and feelings. He used Rosemary for remembrance, Pansies for thoughts of love, Fennel for flattery, Columbines for faithfulness in wedlock, Rue for disdain and repentance, the Canker Rose for spring, Violet for faithfulness. The weeping willow tree leaning over Ophelia is a symbol of forsaken love. The nettles that are growing around the willow's branches represent pain. The daisies floating near Ophelia's right hand represent innocence.
This is a gorgeous scented flower that has been adorning gardens since ancient times. Various beliefs and symbolism are associated with peony like romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honor, and compassion.
In the cosmetics industry, peony is most often used as a perfume essence. Perfumes containing the essence of the flowers of peony underscore the feminity of the lady.
The Peony secret message is to stay honorable and respectful towards others, because our actions affect other people. You should always keep your head up high and act towards others the way you want to be treated. This flower is also telling you to take care of your inner and outer beauty, and to always treat every day like it is the most special day in your life.