Thistle Pendant With Marcasite
Designed in Scotland by Hamilton & Young Jewelers in Edinburgh.
Made using the finest British .925 sterling silver.
Comes with a 16″ sterling silver chain.
Approximate size: .79″ x .59″
The SCOTTISH MOTTO: “NEMO ME IMPONE LACESSIT” (no one harms me without punishment) explains why the Scottish Thistle, certainly not the most beautiful flower in Scotland, won the honor of becoming the emblem of Scotland during the reign of Alexander III (1249-1286). In 1470 Scottish King James instructed the Royal Mint to “strike” the Scottish Thistle on all silver coins. In 1503 the marriage between King James V of Scotland and Princess Margaret of England became widely known as “The Thistle and The Rose Wedding,” the Rose being the emblem of England after “The War Of The Roses.” In 1540, the Order Of The Thistle was founded.