Thistle floriography - for endurance
All our sterling silver pendants are cast from real flowers, and measure 26 x 20mm. Each piece also includes a recycled card detailing its botanical folklore and floriography.
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We believe that jewellery should be a gift, whether for yourself or for someone else, so it should be beautifully packaged. Every order comes gift wrapped with our signature posy, which changes with the seasons (UK only). We use recycled silk ribbon and include a gift card for your message, which we can print for you or leave blank for you to hand write.
Floriography, also known as the language of flowers, is the practice of attributing meanings and symbolism to flowers and has been recorded in traditional cultures around the world for thousands of years.
Thistle has long been the floral emblem of Scotland, an association folklore has it, that was forged by the invading viking hordes in the 11th century. Upon landing on a beach covered in the thorny plant, their cries of pain awoke the Scottish locals who were able to repel the invaders. Thistles appeared on coins minted in 1470 during the reign of James III and by early in the sixteenth century had become a symbol of the Scottish royal family.