The perfect brooch to pin a tartan sash or tartan scarf. The thistle was adopted over 700 years ago as the emblem of Scotland, when according to legend it was responsible for signalling the clandestine approach of a horde of bare-footed invaders!
This brooch design is inspired by Scottish Machair - a gaelic word describing an extensive low-lying fertile plain. One of the rarest habitat types in Europe, it is home to the Scottish wild or field thistles.
Made from polished pewter and with a coating to prevent tarnishing, the Thistle heads are set with stones of the finest lead crystal glass in traditional amethyst colour. Please note that the stones vary in colour from a very pale pink to a strong purple.