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Solid sterling silver Celtic Mackintosh Thistle Necklace with authentic square cut amethyst gemstone.
This necklace is a work of art! The Art Deco style of the Scottish architect Rennie Mackintosh set into sterling silver in the shape of an elegant blooming thistle with leaves flowing around the thistle flower topped with amethyst flower head. The pendant is adorned with a lovely 1/2 carat purple amethyst stone - a beautiful piece that will be cherished for a lifetime.
1 3/4" x 3/4" pendant size - so pretty!
About the Thistle
The prickly purple thistle is the national emblem of Scotland. Ever present in fields and pastures throughout Scotland, thistle has been Scotland's emblem for centuries. The first use as a royal symbol was on silver coins issued by James III in 1470.
The Lovely Symbolism of the Thistle Flower
The thistle represents overcoming adversity and difficult situations. It’s a symbol of resilience. In Celtic regions, the thistle represents devotion, bravery, determination, and strength. In addition, the thistle is considered a symbol of protection. It is also called the “flower of the sun“ and is used as protection against evildoers. The thistle is often seen on the front doors of Celtic homes. The flower’s pink and purple colors represent nobility and royalty.