Scottish Thistle Pendant HY 0639
This special double Scottish Thistle Pendant is designed by the talented team at Hamilton & Young Jewelers and Designers on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, home of Edinburgh’s goldsmiths and silversmiths since 1480. It is made entirely with the finest British .925 Sterling Silver, comes with a 16″ Sterling Silver chain, and will arrive in a quality black and gold presentation box. It is non-allergenic and measures approximately .57″ x .89.”
If you pick a Scottish thistle, it will demand your respect (in Latin: “NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT”) ( in Scottish “WHA DAUR MEDDLE WI ME”) and (in English “IF YOU DON’T WANT TO GET HURT DON’T MESS WITH ME. “).This little prickly purple flower that grows wild among the heather and scotch broom throughout the Highlands grew up to be adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander 111 (1249-1286), placed on silver coins by Royal decree in 1470 (King James 111) and in 1540 the Order Of The Thistle was founded by King James V as the highest award for their outstanding service to the country. The first to receive this honor was himself and twelve of his Knights. (he saw himself an imitation of Christ and his twelve Knights as the twelve Apostles). Today, Queen Elizabeth 11 of England considers the Order Of The Thistle second in importance to only the English Order Of The Garter. Quite an accomplishment for the little weed.
You can now enjoy the recognition it brings by wearing this beautiful pendant.