Scottish Thistle Earrings
Beautifully crafted sterling silver Scottish thistle earrings and hooks. Approx. 5/8″ across. Wear Scotland’s national flower with pride. Matching necklace available. Many of our customers love these earrings and purchase them with the matching necklace as gifts.
The thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland since the reign of Alexander III. The Legend: A Norse army was attempting to sneak up to a Scots army encampment. During which, a barefoot Norseman stepped on a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain and alerting Scots to the presence of the invaders.
- Sterling Silver
- Approx. 5/8″ Across
- Scotland’s National Flower
- Popular as a Gift
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Don’t forget to click here and get the matching necklace for these thistle earrings! The Celtic Croft carries a wide variety of earrings, many of which with a Celtic theme. You might like our other plain sterling silver earrings, they being our Celtic Spiral Earrings, Triskle Knot Earrings, Large Tree of Life Earrings, Celtic roots Earrings, and Celtic Twirl Earrings. Our Stainless Steel Claddagh Knot Earrings and Stainless Steel Classic Claddagh Earrings look just as great!
We carry Celtic knot earrings in garnet, emerald, and sapphire. We also carry triskle earrings in colors green, amethyst, sapphire, and garnet. Our customers love our Cornish Pewter Earrings with Real Amber so much, our suppliers have trouble keeping up with demand!
The Scottish Thistle: The Legend and Meaning
Most people know and easily recognize the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. Researchers believe that Scots chose the thistle as their first national flower.
Legend has it that a field of thistles saved a party of sleeping Scots warriors from an ambush by Norse invaders. When one of the Norse attackers trod on a thistle field with his bare feet, his cries and screams roused the Scots. The ambush became ineffective, and the Scots defeated the invaders. The Scots’ victory was all thanks to the thistle’s thorns! They then adopted the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. It represents the bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination of the Celtic people.