Scottish Thistle Charm Earrings. Hypoallergenic Wire Option.
N A T I O A L ∙ F L O W E R
Beautiful thistle earrings with the classic thistle motive on both sides, so they will look great with your hair up as well. These are great earrings for every day wear. Available in you choice of ear wire. There’s a hypoallergenic option. This pair of thistle earrings will be the perfect gift for a for any woman with Scottish ancestry, an enthusiastic reader of Scottish books or a highlander enthusiast! Show and share your heritage.
I T E M ∙ S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
- niobium (hypoallergenic) ear wire option.
- charms are nickel free metal with Fine Silver plate in antiqued finish.
- charms each measures 1 inch height by 0.8 inch width.
- thistle charm has same pattern on booth sides.
- material used: stainless steel, sterling silver, niobium, Britannia pewter and/or nickel free plate alloy.
M E A N I N G ∙ S Y M B O L I S M ∙ L O R E
The Scottish thistle as a Heraldic badge. Since the reign of Alexander III (1249–1286) the thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland. From then on it’s been the symbol of the Order of the Thistle, a chivalric order of Scotland. According to legend, a Norse army was attempting to sneak up on a Scottish army's encampment. Being barefoot was a Norseman’s misfortune since he stepped on a thistle. His cry of pain alerted the Scots to the attack. The Thistle is Scotland's national emblem. A symbol for bravery, courage, and loyalty.
P R E S E N T A T I O N
These earrings come on a jewelry card. Included is a card describing the meaning of the main symbol.
Handcrafted in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
I got these and a pair of the sister knot earrings at a tartan fest recently and I've worn one pair or the other every day since. I'm of Scottish heritage so I especially love the thistle. They are so delicate and lovely! I get lots of compliments on them.