Scottish Thistle Heart Ring    HY 0735

Our sterling silver Celtic rings are designed and handcrafted in Scotland by skilled Scottish craftsmen using only the finest .925 British sterling silver. Your lovely ring is available in sizes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 , 11, 12, and will be sent from our local inventory in a very nice blue and gold jewelry presentation box.

England may have its rose, Ireland its shamrock, Wales its daffodil, but Scotland has its thistle and is proud of it. The thistle is everywhere in Scotland; in gardens, parks, on the grounds of rugby and football clubs, logos on company letterheads of local businesses, major corporations, professional organizations, and even on the uniforms of police officers.  It saved the day on many occasions throughout the turbulent history of Scotland, when invaders not familiar with these small thorny plants with purple flower’s, stepped on them during sneak attacks at night while Celtic warriors were asleep. The invaders woke the sleeping clansmen from their screams of unsuspected pain and surprise when the thistle thorns penetrated the sole of their   into their feet. This gave the Scots time to prepare for battle before the invaders could make contact.

The Scottish Thistle, with its purple flower, has been an important national symbol for over 500 years. In 1470, a Royal Decree instructed the Royal Mint to strike the Thistle on all silver Scottish coins. In 1687, the Most Noble Order Of The Thistle was founded by King James 111 to honor selected recipients for their significant contributions to make Scotland a better place in which to live. Queen Elizabeth 11 even places this Order second only to the English Most Noble Order of The Garter in importance to British history. It may have placed even higher if the Jacobites had been able to defeat defeated the English army at Culloden.

This is one of our most popular thistle love rings for good reason. The traditional Celtic design combines the Druid Triquetra (Christian Holy Trinity) with the Scottish Thistle and a Heart to express ones love for Scotland, its history, culture, a lover and faith in the Spiritual World. It is considered a part of the soul.

To the Pagan Celt, the heart represents the center of life, as it symbolizes the spiritual, emotional and moral core of being human. The most romantic Celtic symbol, representing the union of two people during their shared journey through their eternal life. The Claddagh is Ireland’s love ring and this unique ring could be considered one of Scotland’s love rings as it represents a continued faith and love for one another. The Triquetra knots bring the blessings of the Pagan gods and goddesses and as the Christian Trinity, it brings the blessings of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

A great gift for that special person in your life with a special message for any important occasion between two people.

Available in sizes 6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12. Please include your ring size requirement with your order.