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Pattern, The Hildesheim Rose Vintage 1940 Necklace and Earring set.

Pattern, The Hildesheim Rose Vintage 1940 Necklace and Earring set.

Regular price $50.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $50.00 USD
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Vintage Silver Plated Silverware Reimagined into a unique pendant paired with beads and matching earings.


In the quaint town of Hildesheim, Germany, lies a legendary rose tree that has captivated hearts for centuries. From its humble origins to its remarkable resilience, the Rose Tree of Hildesheim has inspired a remarkable silver spoon design. In this detailed exploration, we delve into the fascinating story behind the rose tree and the renowned German silversmith who immortalized its beauty in the Hildesheim Rose spoon.

The Legend of the Rose Tree: Deep-rooted in history, the legend of the Rose Tree dates back over a thousand years. It is said that during a shooting party, King Louis the Pious and his followers held a service in honor of the Virgin Mary amidst the forest. In the fervor of the moment, the church implements were accidentally left behind. After an extensive search, the followers discovered the sacred objects entwined within the thorny branches of a rose tree. Recognizing this as a sign from the Virgin Mary, King Louis ordered the construction of a chapel on the very spot. This chapel eventually evolved into the magnificent Cathedral of Hildesheim, with the resilient rose tree still flourishing by its side.

The Resilience of the Rose Tree: Throughout its storied existence, the Rose Tree of Hildesheim has endured numerous trials. In March 1945, during the tumultuous period of World War II, the rose tree suffered devastation when it was scorched by fire and buried under debris due to bombing. Many believed that this would be the end of the beloved tree. However, to everyone's astonishment, the following summer brought forth renewed life as the rose tree bloomed once again. Its indomitable spirit serves as a powerful symbol of resilience, hope, and the enduring beauty of nature.

The Hildesheim Rose Spoon: In 1919, Christoph Widmann, a renowned German silversmith, sought to capture the essence of the legendary Rose Tree of Hildesheim in a silver creation. The result was the exquisite Hildesheim Rose spoon. Widmann's design skillfully incorporates the delicate beauty of the rose petals, the elegant curve of the tree branches, and the thorny stems. The intricate craftsmanship of the spoon pays homage to the enduring legend and the rich heritage of Hildesheim.

Symbolism and Significance: The Hildesheim Rose spoon not only embodies the captivating aesthetics of the Rose Tree but also carries symbolic meaning. The delicate rose petals represent love, beauty, and purity, while the thorns symbolize the challenges and hardships encountered on life's journey. 

Every piece of jewelry that Jersey Mermaid Co. designs has a story to tell. For this unique set, the earrings were reimagined from the tips of teaspoon handles, the tip of a tablespoon handle was used for the necklace. The pendant and earrings are lightweight and accented with beads that match.

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 * Please indicate your desired chain  & length at check out.
List in the "Order Special Instructions" section

your choice of 16, 18 or 24 inch stainless steel chain,
18 or 24 inch silver plated snake style chain,
17 or 20 inch waxed black cord

  • polishing cloth
  • silverware pattern information card
  • packaged in a cotton bag with the Jersey Mermaid Co. logo on it.
Presented in a cotton bag stamped with the Jersey Mermaid Co. logo and includes a polishing cloth and product info card with pattern name and year.
All of our silverware have had previous lives before rescuing them. Each is polished and hand -stamped.  There may be small dings or places where the finish is a little worn.  This adds to their vintage charm of being "perfectly-imperfect".  
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