Vintage Himalayan Wild Rose Necklace


White roses, in the Roman era, were associated with Goddess Aphrodite and it is believed that it was only after she pricked herself and her blood trickled down on the roses, they turned red.

Also known as musk rose, wild rose can be seen all over the place in the Himalayan valleys. Be it cliffs, beddings, hills or boulders, the white or pink flowers make for a pretty sight in the summer, most likely in the month of May. Upon maturation, the flowers give way to red fruits, called rose-hip. The flowers have a strong scent and are pollinated by insects for their nectar.