During the spring of 1915, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, who had recently lost a friend in Ypres,was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write the now famous poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’.
Following the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.
Today, they are mainly used in the UK and Canada to commemorate their servicemen and women who have been killed in all conflicts since 1914.
The remembrance poppy is especially prominent in the UK. In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday they are distributed by The Royal British Legion in return for donations to their “Poppy Appeal” which supports all current and former British military personnel.
We offer several pieces of Real Flower Jewellery in the Poppy Collection which make lovely gifts for people who love to wear their poppy with pride on Remembrance Day.