This is a Bleeding Rose Shield Necklace made from polished brass. If you order this it will come on an 18″ leather cord (not pictured).
Meaning of the Bleeding Rose Shield
The rose is a famous symbol of love. Many believe this goes back to the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Depictions of Aphrodite often show her wearing a crown of roses, or roses near her wrist or feet.
Many people say that blood represents pain, therefore a bleeding rose would represent lost love, or unrequited love. That is not the meaning that I intended with this piece.
The Celtic Knot is a symbol of eternity, since it has no beginning or end. The rose surrounded by a Celtic knot would mean eternal love. Finally, the blood is meant to represent death, and convey the idea that love can live beyond death.
The bleeding rose is a common tattoo and is often surrounded by thorns or Celtic knots, similar to this piece.