Free Worldwide Shipping & Gift Wrap

Search our collections

Forget-Me-Nots: The meaning & symbolism

In this post, you will learn all there is to know about the meaning, symbolism, cultural significance and history of Forget-Me-Not flowers. Discover why giving forget-me-not flower jewellery as a gift is so special for the ones you love and memories you never want to forget!

The Forget Me Not flower is a flower with some of the most significant symbolism and meaning in the world. This beautiful flower may be small, but it carries with it many special meanings that people have assigned to this beautiful bloom for centuries. As its name suggests this flower is truly unforgettable.

FORGET-ME-NOT SILVER NECKLACE

What is a Forget Me Not flower?

Forget-me-nots refer to a broad range of flowering plants in the Boraginaceae family. It is also known as Scorpion grass and “mouse’s ear” as the foliage looks like the ear of a mouse. Forget-me-nots are most well known for being blue with yellow centres but they also bloom in several other colours such as white and pink.

The legend of Forget Me Not flowers

There are many old legends about where the meaning and name of the Forget Me Not flowers came from, all stemming from Europe. One of the most well-known legends describes a German knight who was strolling with his lady along the banks of a river.

The lady notices beautiful blue flowers which were about to be pulled out and into the stream of the river. She wanted to save the flowers so the knight jumped into the water and tossed the flowers onto the bank.

He could not fight the current and so was carried out to sea. As he was being swept away he called out “forget me not” in German.

His lady names the flowers Forget Me Not and wore them every day until she dies in honour of her knight.

There is another Greek legend that tells us that when the gods were distributing colours to the flowers, one small flower was heard to whisper ‘forget me not…’There was only blue remaining, and so this delicate flower was born

FORGET-ME-NOT SILVER STUD EARRINGS

Etymological Meaning of Forget Me Nots

Myosotis is the Greek word for “mouse ear”, which, as mentioned above, is the name given to it because of the flowers’ shape and side. 

The Symbolic Meaning of Forget Me Not Flowers

While traditionally this flower represents remembrance, they also carry several other meanings including true love, devotion, and royalty and are also associated with Alzheimer's and Alaska. There are so many legends and stories from different cultures surrounding this flower, which make it so meaningful to have on a piece of jewellery! Continue reading to learn more!

FORGET-ME-NOT WREATH SOLID RECYCLED GOLD NECKLACE

Remembrance

The most traditional symbolic meaning for these flowers (as the name suggests), is remembrance. This is about remembering those who we have lost but also remembering and cherishing special moments with loved ones. Forget Me Not jewellery is a very special gift to give someone you love who you live far away from or to signify a special occasion that you don’t want to forget.

Eternal True Love & Devotion

This beautiful meaning attributed to the Forget-Me-Not flower comes from the Legend of the German Knight (mentioned above) who was swept out to sea trying to save these flowers for his lady. This story is significant for most of Europe as it pertains to the Danube River which runs through Eurasia and into Western Europe.

This tragic love story has given this flower a powerful association with true, eternal love, devotion beyond death as well as remembrance and grief.

Giving someone forget-me-not jewellery is very significant as you declare your true love and respect for them. It is a testament that you will never forget them and you will always have them in your heart. This flower is beyond ’til death do us part’. 

FORGET-ME-NOT SILVER CHARM BANGLE

Fidelity & faithfulness

Forget Me Nots are a symbol of fidelity and being faithful to the one you love. By giving someone Forget Me Not jewellery, you are saying to them, “no matter what I will always remember that you are the one for me and I am faithful to only you”. That is a very special and powerful meaning, giving these flowers so much significance.

Long-lasting connection

Forget-me-nots can also symbolise long last connections. This can be for lovers but also for old friends who have known each other for a long time. This is a strong connection that cannot be broken, even if you maybe don’t see each other all that often.

The birth flower for September

If you were born in September, then forget-me-nots symbolise you and your birthday. Forget-me-not jewellery, therefore, makes a great gift for someone born in September.

FORGET-ME-NOT SILVER CHARM RING

Victorian Flower Language

For the Victorians, Forget Me Nots were a symbol of remembrance for those who have passed away but more commonly as a symbol of true love and devotion. It was much more rarely used in remembrance and more for people to declare their love, which makes Forget Me Not jewellery the perfect gift for someone you truly love.

English Royalty

Due to the flower's association with King Henry IV, it has also come to symbolise English royalty. This little flower was even added to his formal emblem in 1393. After he was exiled, he went on to regain the throne in England which is why it was given the meaning of luck and protection as well as success. It was used particularly in the Somerset area as a charm to protect people from witches!

TINY FORGET-ME-NOT GOLD CHARM

Modern Meanings of Forget Me Nots

Today Forget Me Nots still have significant meanings to many different countries and organisations. In Newfoundland it represents those who died in WWI, in Armenia it's a symbol of the Armenian Genocide, it is the State flower for Alaska and is also the symbol for the Alzheimers Society due to its association with memory.

Forget-Me-Not Jewellery as Gifts

Forget Me Nots are unique flowers because they carry a variety of meanings that can be applied to different places and situations in life.

Forget-Me-Not flower jewellery makes a meaningful and wonderful gift for many different occasions. They’re a beautiful way to commemorate someone who has passed, to give to your romantic partner as a declaration of your true love and devotion for them on your anniversary or Valentine's Day. You may like to give them as a birthday gift to your childhood friend. They could also be given to someone who is going travelling or moving overseas for luck and protection.

Looking to add something special to your collection or find a meaningful gift?

Browse our whole jewellery collection! 

View here!
silver bluebell necklace Scarlett Jewellery spring jewellery design
bluebell flower silver charm necklace
bluebell flower silver charm necklace
bluebell flower silver charm necklace
silver bluebell necklace Scarlett Jewellery spring jewellery design
silver bluebell necklace Scarlett Jewellery spring jewellery design
Collier en argent jacinthe des bois
silver bluebell necklace Scarlett Jewellery spring jewellery design
bluebell flower silver charm necklace
bluebell flower silver charm necklace
bluebell flower silver charm necklace
silver bluebell necklace Scarlett Jewellery spring jewellery design
silver bluebell necklace Scarlett Jewellery spring jewellery design
Collier en argent jacinthe des bois

Collier en argent jacinthe des bois

€92,95
Boucles d'oreilles pendantes Snowdrop en argent et vermeil doré
Boucles d'oreilles pendantes Snowdrop en argent et vermeil doré
Boucles d'oreilles pendantes Snowdrop en argent et vermeil doré
Boucles d'oreilles pendantes Snowdrop en argent et vermeil doré
Boucles d'oreilles pendantes Snowdrop en argent et vermeil doré
Boucles d'oreilles pendantes Snowdrop en argent et vermeil doré
Boucles d'oreilles pendantes Snowdrop en argent et vermeil doré
Boucles d'oreilles pendantes Snowdrop en argent et vermeil doré

Boucles d'oreilles pendantes Snowdrop en argent et vermeil doré

€65,95
silver & gold snowdrop necklace pendant
snowdrop silver & gold vermeil necklace scarlett jewellery uk
silver & gold snowdrop necklace pendant
silver & gold snowdrop necklace pendant
snowdrop silver and gold necklace
snowdrop silver and gold necklace
snowdrop silver and gold necklace
Collier Perce-Neige en Argent et Or Vermeil
silver & gold snowdrop necklace pendant
snowdrop silver & gold vermeil necklace scarlett jewellery uk
silver & gold snowdrop necklace pendant
silver & gold snowdrop necklace pendant
snowdrop silver and gold necklace
snowdrop silver and gold necklace
snowdrop silver and gold necklace
Collier Perce-Neige en Argent et Or Vermeil

Collier Perce-Neige en Argent et Or Vermeil

€92,95
silver poppy seed pendant on silver trace chain
solid silver poppy seed pendant
silver poppy seed pendant on silver trace chain
silver poppy seed pendant on silver trace chain
silver poppy seed pendant on silver trace chain
solid silver poppy seed pendant
silver poppy seed pendant on silver trace chain
silver poppy seed pendant on silver trace chain

Pendentif Graine de Pavot Argent

€65,95
gold plated silver poppy seed pendant nature jewellery
gold plated silver poppy seed pendant
gold plated silver poppy seed pendant nature jewellery
gold plated silver poppy seed pendant nature jewellery
Pendentif graine de pavot plaqué or
gold plated silver poppy seed pendant nature jewellery
gold plated silver poppy seed pendant
gold plated silver poppy seed pendant nature jewellery
gold plated silver poppy seed pendant nature jewellery
Pendentif graine de pavot plaqué or

Pendentif graine de pavot plaqué or

€118,95
silver harebell bluebell bellflower necklace scarlett jewellery hove
silver & solid gold harebell bluebell flower necklace
harebell spanish bluebell silver necklace with gold stamen
silver harebell bluebell bellflower necklace scarlett jewellery hove
silver harebell bluebell bellflower necklace scarlett jewellery hove
Collier Harebell en argent et or massif
silver harebell bluebell bellflower necklace scarlett jewellery hove
silver & solid gold harebell bluebell flower necklace
harebell spanish bluebell silver necklace with gold stamen
silver harebell bluebell bellflower necklace scarlett jewellery hove
silver harebell bluebell bellflower necklace scarlett jewellery hove
Collier Harebell en argent et or massif

Collier Harebell en argent et or massif

€126,95
silver midi heart simple heart necklace
silver midi heart simple heart necklace
vintage style midi heart necklace sterling silver
Collier vintage en argent coeur 'Midi'
vintage style midi heart necklace sterling silver
Vintage Midi Heart Charm Necklace On Trace Chain
Vintage Midi Heart Charm Necklace On Trace Chain
Collier vintage en argent coeur 'Midi'
silver midi heart simple heart necklace
silver midi heart simple heart necklace
vintage style midi heart necklace sterling silver
Collier vintage en argent coeur 'Midi'
vintage style midi heart necklace sterling silver
Vintage Midi Heart Charm Necklace On Trace Chain
Vintage Midi Heart Charm Necklace On Trace Chain
Collier vintage en argent coeur 'Midi'

Collier vintage en argent coeur 'Midi'

€73,95
silver chunky heart charm bangle for women
silver chunky heart charm bangle for women
Bracelet à breloque coeur en argent Vintage 'Midi' Sweetheart
silver chunky heart charm bangle for women
silver chunky heart charm bangle for women
Bracelet à breloque coeur en argent Vintage 'Midi' Sweetheart

Bracelet à breloque coeur en argent Vintage 'Midi' Sweetheart

€145,95
Elegant Women's Ring with Solid Silver Heart Charm
Contemporary Styling for Women -  Silver Heart Charm Ring
Contemporary Styling for Women -  Silver Heart Charm Ring
Contemporary Styling for Women -  Silver Heart Charm Ring And Necklace
Bague à breloques en argent vintage 'Midi' Sweetheart
Elegant Women's Ring with Solid Silver Heart Charm
Contemporary Styling for Women -  Silver Heart Charm Ring
Contemporary Styling for Women -  Silver Heart Charm Ring
Contemporary Styling for Women -  Silver Heart Charm Ring And Necklace
Bague à breloques en argent vintage 'Midi' Sweetheart

Bague à breloques en argent vintage 'Midi' Sweetheart

€105,95
rose gold vermeil forget me not flower stud earrings
Clous d'oreilles en argent vermeil et or rose Myosotis
forget me not alzheimers flower rose gold vermeil stud earrings
forget me not alzheimers flower rose gold vermeil stud earrings
rose gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery chelsea flower show
rose gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery chelsea flower show
rose gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery chelsea flower show
Forget-Me-Not Silver Stud Earrings gift for remembrance and loss from Scarlett Jewellery
Clous d'oreilles en argent vermeil et or rose Myosotis
rose gold vermeil forget me not flower stud earrings
Clous d'oreilles en argent vermeil et or rose Myosotis
forget me not alzheimers flower rose gold vermeil stud earrings
forget me not alzheimers flower rose gold vermeil stud earrings
rose gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery chelsea flower show
rose gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery chelsea flower show
rose gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery chelsea flower show
Forget-Me-Not Silver Stud Earrings gift for remembrance and loss from Scarlett Jewellery
Clous d'oreilles en argent vermeil et or rose Myosotis

Clous d'oreilles en argent vermeil et or rose Myosotis

€100,95
gold vermeil forget me not flower stud earrings
Clous d'oreilles en argent et vermeil Myosotis
forget me not alzheimers flower yellow gold vermeil stud earrings
forget me not alzheimers flower yellow gold vermeil stud earrings
18ct gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery language of flowers jewellery
18ct gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery language of flowers jewellery
18ct gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery language of flowers jewellery
Forget-Me-Not Silver Stud Earrings gift for remembrance and loss from Scarlett Jewellery
Clous d'oreilles en argent et vermeil Myosotis
gold vermeil forget me not flower stud earrings
Clous d'oreilles en argent et vermeil Myosotis
forget me not alzheimers flower yellow gold vermeil stud earrings
forget me not alzheimers flower yellow gold vermeil stud earrings
18ct gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery language of flowers jewellery
18ct gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery language of flowers jewellery
18ct gold vermeil forget me not studs scarlett jewellery language of flowers jewellery
Forget-Me-Not Silver Stud Earrings gift for remembrance and loss from Scarlett Jewellery
Clous d'oreilles en argent et vermeil Myosotis

Clous d'oreilles en argent et vermeil Myosotis

€100,95
recycled solid 9k gold bangle for women with heart charm stacking bracelet bangle solid fine gold scarlett jewellery Brighton UK
recycled solid 9k gold bangle for women with heart charm stacking bracelet bangle solid fine gold scarlett jewellery Brighton UK
recycled solid 9k gold bangle for women with heart charm stacking bracelet bangle solid fine gold scarlett jewellery Brighton UK
recycled solid 9k gold bangle for women with heart charm stacking bracelet bangle solid fine gold scarlett jewellery Brighton UK
Bracelet jonc coeur en or massif recyclé Forever Heart
recycled solid 9k gold bangle for women with heart charm stacking bracelet bangle solid fine gold scarlett jewellery Brighton UK
recycled solid 9k gold bangle for women with heart charm stacking bracelet bangle solid fine gold scarlett jewellery Brighton UK
recycled solid 9k gold bangle for women with heart charm stacking bracelet bangle solid fine gold scarlett jewellery Brighton UK
recycled solid 9k gold bangle for women with heart charm stacking bracelet bangle solid fine gold scarlett jewellery Brighton UK
Bracelet jonc coeur en or massif recyclé Forever Heart

Bracelet jonc coeur en or massif recyclé Forever Heart

€2.669,95