Amethyst Thistle Kilt Pin
This amethyst thistle kilt pin is solid lead-free Pewter and rhodium plated for a shiny hand polished finish. It features a thistle design with an amethyst purple gem as the focal point. Made in Scotland. 3.5″ long.
- Made in Scotland
- Measures Approx. 3.5″ Long
- Rhodium Plated Pewter
- Shiny Hand Polished Finish
- Purple Gemstone
- Usually in Stock and Ready to Ship
What is a kilt pin?
Have you ever worn a kilt on a windy day? Yes, we all have, and it can be quite nerving worrying about becoming the next Marilyn Monroe. Therefore, we recommend that you wear a piece of jewelry called a kilt pin on the lower corner of the outer apron of your kilt. The kilt pin adds weight to the outer apron, this prevents the apron blowing open and showing off too much leg. You may also wear a kilt pin purely as a form of decoration, so pick a kilt pin that represents you!
The Scottish Thistle: The Legend and Meaning
Most people know and can 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.
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This kilt pin comes from our collection of kilt pins made in Scotland by Art Pewter. Firstly, Our drummer kilt pin makes he perfect gift for a drummer or drum major. Pipers love our piper kilt pin that features a lovely set of pipes in rhodium-plated pewter. Every Scot needs to sport a saltire kilt pin to show their Scottish pride (if the kilt wasn’t enough already). The stag is a popular symbol used by Scots to represent strength. The stag on our stag kilt pin sports a nice rack. Our basket hilt sword kilt pin suits fans of Scottish weaponry. Outlander viewers might recognize the sword as the kind that Jamie Fraser uses. Lastly, our lovely amethyst thistle kilt pin has a small amethyst gemstone in place of the bract of the thistle.