Celtic Thistle Pendant HY 9394
This highly attractive Celtic Thistle Pendant is designed by the skilled craftsmen at Hamilton & Young Jewelers and designers of the famous Royal Mile in Edinburgh. The Royal Mile has been home of the Scottish goldsmiths and silversmiths for centuries. This pendant is meticulously crafted entirely of the finest 925 Sterling Silver and comes with a 16″ Sterling Silver chain. It is shipped complete in a quality presentation box and will make someone very happy.
The Scottish have an ancient motto “Nemo Me Impune Lacessit which means “No-one harms me without punishment.” The Thistle may not be the most attractive plant in Scotland, but it is tough and extremely prickly. It became the savior of the Scottish during the period when Scotland was being invaded and coastal villages were being plundered by invading Vikings and Danes. The invaders made the mistake of removing their footwear in order to move faster and quieter and on many occasions the tough spikes of the Thistle bore deeply into their feet, causing them to scream in pain and agony, alerting the Scots in time to prepare for battle before the attack took place. In 1407, the Thistle was on the silver coins and by the mid 15th century, the Thistle appeared on the Coat Of Arms of King James Vl.
This will make an ideal gift for yourself or for someone else who loves Scotland, its rich culture and unique history.