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316L Stainless Steel Scottish Thistle Earrings(S74)
316L Stainless Steel Scottish Thistle Earrings(S74)
 

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These beautiful Scottish Thistle drop earrings will surely show off your Scottish heritage and become a favorite go to pair. The thistle celebrates the national symbol of Scotland. A bit of history below as taken from Wikipedia.


More Details include:
-Measure 1 1/2" Not including the wire
-316L stainless steel
-316 L Frencg earrings wires

according to legend an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish army's encampment. During this operation one barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain, thus alerting Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders. Some sources suggest the specific occasion was the Battle of Largs, which marked the beginning of the departure of King Haakon IV (Haakon the Elder) of Norway who, having control of the Northern Isles and Hebrides, had harried the coast of the Kingdom of Scotland for some years.[15] Which species of thistle is referred to in the original legend is disputed. Popular modern usage favours Cotton Thistle Onopordum acanthium, perhaps because of its more imposing appearance, though it is unlikely to have occurred in Scotland in mediaeval times; the Spear Thistle Cirsium vulgare, an abundant native species in Scotland, is a more likely candidate.[16][17] Other species, including Dwarf Thistle Cirsium acaule, Musk Thistle Carduus nutans, and Melancholy Thistle Cirsium heterophyllum have also been suggested


*316 L Stainless Steel does NOT tarnish or rust. It is very hard and durable. It has a beautiful luster that can be buffed and polished to remove fingerprints or scratch