Scottish Thistle

This collection of jewellery was inspired and designed around the Scottish Thistle, the national emblem of Scotland. 

The thistle is a tough and prickly thorny flower that grows wild in all parts of Scotland, one you cannot simply grasp hold of and pull out of the ground like a common weed. Legend has it that the thistle became the national emblem after the Battle of Largs in 1263AD when the leader of a Norse attack trod on a thistle, alerting the Scots of the stealthy night attack with his yell. 

The homely thistle was a symbol everyone could identify with, a reminder that their country might not be the most rich or fertile but, equally, it was not to be grasped lightly!