This stunning, high quality pendant is made from solid 925 sterling silver with the theme of the famous Scottish Thistle featuring an Amethyst colour stone.
The famous Scottish Thistle is the national flower and emblem of Scotland. It has been an important symbol of Scottish heraldry for over 500 years and also represents one of the highest honours the country can give an individual. Founded by James III in 1687, the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle is an order of chivalry which is bestowed to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of Scotland and the greater United Kingdom.
Thistles are found growing everywhere in Scotland but the insignia emblem of the Thistle can be seen all over Scotland, from the strip of the international rugby team and football clubs, to local businesses and major organisations and corporations, to the uniforms of police officers.
One legend tells of a sleeping party of Scots warriors that were saved from ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the enemies trod on a spikey Thistle. His painful cry woke the warriors who duly vanquished the invaders and adopted the thistle as their national symbol.
Perfect as a special Scottish gift for someone you care about or to wear yourself as a means of expressing your individuality and identity.