Our Scottish Thistle Kilt Pin recreates a historic piece of Scottish craftsmanship — a traditional thistle pin set in sterling silver with a colorful CZ stone. The original kilt pin dates from the early 20th century, and elements from the design appear in dozens of variations in the years that followed. We intensified the level of detail in our recreation and cast the piece to be more durable, nearly doubling the weight of silver from the original. The piece measures just under 1.5 inches across.
The central stone is available in five different jewel tones: citrine (pictured), amethyst, garnet, emerald and sapphire. A sturdy barrel clasp on the reverse ensures a secure wear for years to come.
Found across the Scottish nation, the beautiful purple thistle was first used as a royal symbol of Scotland in 1470. In fact, according to legend, the lowly thistle was instrumental in turning the tides of a Norse invasion at the Battle of Largs in 1263.
An invading battalion of Norsemen, on orders from King Haakon of Norway, landed in Ayrshire. They intended to subdue the Scots as Scotland was, at that time, part of the Kingdom of Norway. Removing their footwear to better surprise the sleeping Scots, the Norse invaders crept through the nighttime darkness until one of Haakon’s soldiers trod across a patch of prickly thistles. His cries of pain woke the Clansmen of Scotland. Alerted to the approaching army, the Clansmen rallied and drove off the invaders, securing Scotland’s freedom for another few generations.
Material: Hand-cast sterling silver (.925 silver)
Shipping: Most hand-cast items ship within three business days. You will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. If an item is not immediately available, we will contact you right away to confirm a delivery date. For most domestic orders over $30, shipping is free. For international orders, please visit the checkout page for available options.
Guarantee: We want to make sure you love everything you find at County Argyle. If there is any concern about the fit, style or finish of your Scottish Thistle Kilt Pin, please contact us. We will work with you to find the right solution. In most cases, you can simply mail it back to us for a different size, different design or a refund of the purchase price.
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