Thistle Charm Earrings – Tibetan silver charms

£4.99

Thistle Charm Earrings – hand-made with Tibetan silver charms

The Thistle Charm Earrings have been hand-made by Sue using Tibetan silver charms and silver-plated ear hooks. The earrings are 3.5 cm from the hook while the charms are 1.5 cm across the circle.

The low price of £4.99 includes postage and packaging to any UK address

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Thistle Charm Earrings – hand-made with Tibetan silver charms

The Thistle Charm Earrings represent a plant with a special place in Scottish folklore.

The thistle may be a weed in many gardens, but the Poet Ian Emberson puts it into perspective.

A weed is a flower in the wrong place,
a flower is a weed in the right place,
if you were a weed in the right place
you would be a flower;
but seeing as you’re a weed in the wrong place
you’re only a weed –
its high time someone pulled you out.

The thistle is the Scottish national flower. But no one knows for certain how the purple-flowered thistle rose to such lofty significance. But one legend has it a sleeping party of Scots warriors were saved from ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the enemies trod on the spiky plant. His anguished cry roused the slumbering warriors who duly vanquished the invader and adopted the thistle as their national symbol.

Of course, there is not a shred of evidence to support this account, but it makes a good story.

It 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.

You will also see the thistle on the Scottish football and rugby teams’ kit and on the uniform of Scottish police.

The Thistle Charm Earrings

The Thistle Charm Earrings have been hand-made by Sue using Tibetan silver charms and silver-plated ear hooks. The earrings are 3.5 cm from the hook while the charms are 1.5 cm across the circle.

The low price of £4.99 includes postage and packaging to any UK address

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Dimensions 1.5 × 3.5 cm

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