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Unique antiqued finish pewter stick pin with a detailed thistle and leaves - can be worn on any ladies' dress or jacket or even as a groom's tie pin or lapel pin for a man's suit. A perfect love gift!
Actual thistle piece measures 3/4" x 3/4" - pin is 2 1/4" long with safety nib at the end.
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.