Every spring, Venice is covered in red roses. To celebrate the Festival of the Blooming Rose, men give a bocolo, a single red bloom, to the women they love. The Venetians tell a story of a boy and a girl who fell in love while gazing at each other through the leaves of a rose bush. The bush bloomed, and the boy gave the girl one of the beautiful red flowers. To commemorate their young love, the Venetians follow their example every April.
Not everyone can count on a magical flower bush, so we've decided to create a rose that blooms all year round. The Stauer Bocolo Rose Brooch was expertly crafted using a real natural flower. The glistening green and red enamels perfectly match the color of leaf and petal. The gold-finished edges transform the flower from a simple blossom to an enchanted bloom.