The perfect pin to secure a plaid sash or 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 pin 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.