Thistle Stud Earrings In Silver
Silver Thistle Stud Earrings made in the Orkney Islands
Dimensions : 10mm x 8mm
These pretty thistle studs are made from sterling silver, and are made in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. The thistle plant is known as the ‘Guardian of Scotland’. This accolade came from legends which claim that when the Scottish army was under threat from a Viking invasion, the invaders trod on thistles when trying to creep up on the Scottish army to surprise them. When the Vikings cried out in pain from the prickly plants, the Scottish army were alerted and won the battle that followed.
These earrings are also available in 9ct gold.