Bishop’s Lace on Emerald Green Enamel Ring


Legend has it that Queen Anne, the wife of King James I, was challenged by her friends to create lace as beautiful as a flower. While making the lace, she pricked her finger, and it?s said that the purple-red flower in the center of Queen Anne?s Lace represents a droplet of her blood. Also called Wild Carrot (since Queen Anne?s Lace is the wild progenitor of today?s carrot), Bishop?s Lace or Bird?s Nest (for the nest-like appearance of the bright white and rounded flower in full bloom), in the language of flowers, Queen Anne?s Lace represents sanctuary.