Silver & 18k Gold Scottish Thistle Pendant. The Scottish Thistle has come a long way with its delicate flower heads, sharp thorns, and its defiant ability to flourish. It is a resilient symbol which has always bloomed across Scotland’s landscape, but it wasn’t until the 13th century that it’s placed in the country’s symbolism and written history began during the reign of Alexander III. Legend has it that the Norsemen attempted to surprise the Scots with a night attack. Taking off their footwear to ensure silence, they traveled across the thistle covered land. The resulting cries alarmed the Scots enabling them to drive off the Norse.
Throughout Celtic regions, thistle represents bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination celebrated in this sterling silver pendant. Our artists have honors the sacred place the thistle affirms in Celtic traditions and its strong recognition all over the world. The Scottish thistle became a national symbol, giving the motto “Nemo me impune lacessit”, which is translated as “What dares meddle with me?”
1.3″ w chain
Please allow 4-6 weeks for our artisan’s to craft these beautiful pieces.