Our handmade sterling Silver Rose & Thistle Necklace with a Amethyst, incorporates a Scottish thistle and English rose entwined, the National flower emblems for both Scotland & England, representing the joining of two hearts.
Flowers traditionally hold so much history & meaning, the rose was adopted as England’s flower emblem during the Civil War, also known as the War of Roses and Tudor Rose, which is a combination of the red and white roses of Lancaster and York, adopted as a badge by Henry VII.
The Thistle was adopted as the emblem of Scotland during the reign of Alexander III, folklore has it the army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots, landing at night removing their boots to allow them to move quietly onto the sleeping clansman. They are said to have stood on the sharp thistle and shrieked out loud, awakening the Scots who then won the day. Unfortunately, there is no historical evidence for this, although I love a good story…
This beautiful handmade necklace, incorporating a Scottish thistle and English rose entwined, representing the joining of two hearts. The traditional rose is careful handmade using two tiny hand pierced layers of sliver, with miniture silver balls to decorate the center, while the thistle is formed by hand and given a diamond cut pattern using a hand saw, stone set with a pretty Amethyst Briolette.
As all our jewellery is handmade, we can make this bracelet in a combination of Sterling Silver & 9ct gold, including 9ct rose gold, yellow gold & white gold. Handmade to your personal tastes and requirements, please get in touch HERE if you would like to discuss a commission further.