The thistle has been an enduring symbol of Scotland and Scottish heritage for hundreds of years. According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish army's encampment. During this operation one barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain, thus alerting Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders. The thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland since the reign of Alexander III and was used on silver coins. It is also used to symbolize connection with Scotland overseas. For example, in Canada, it is one of the four floral emblems on the flag of Montreal; in the US, Carnegie Mellon University features the thistle in its crest in honor of the Scottish heritage of its founder, Andrew Carnegie.
You won't find anything like this anywhere else! A detailed thistle surrounded by woven infinity knots, with enough size to show off all the knotwork. Some believe the ancient Celts may have incorporated their religious beliefs onto more mundane topics. Spiritual presence, integration of all things material and immaterial, and more universal concepts are hinted at in the interlocking shapes.
Pendant measures 28mm (a little over 1") in diameter
Also check out our selection of Thistle rings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CelticEternity?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=19246730
Made of solid Sterling Silver, we put a brushed finish after a silver patina to make the design pop. We can put a polish on these items upon request.
Each one of these Celtic designs is our own creation, from design to finish. Our small team of 3 creates each piece from scratch, and hand finish and polish each one. All jewelry is made in the USA from recycled materials and set with lab or conflict free stones. We have a wide array of 100's of designs of rings, pendants and earrings not listed in our store, as well doing custom jewelry design and creation. Please visit our site
www.CelticEternity.com for more items and information on our unique jewelry!
We do offer discounts for multiple purchases, and have payment plans available for our more expensive ($400 and over) pieces. We can make these in different metals (sterling silver, 10K, 14K and 18K golds, platinum or palladium) please request if you'd like to order this or any of our pieces in a different metal. All of our pieces can be customized, if you'd like a different stone, stone shape or stone size, please message us so we can create a lovely custom piece for you!
Comes with your choice of Chain
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Depending on your needs, we do accept custom requests. Please send us a message with
1. Ring Size Needed
2. Metal Desired - Silver, Gold (include 10k 14k or 18k and color), Platinum
3. Design # you are interested in (# at end of listing ex. 1052)
4. Wedding Date
If it's not based on one of our existing designs, please send us a sketch of what you are looking for.
We will give you a quote and if you agree, begin working on your custom design. This process can take 4-12 weeks depending on the design. Once you approve the design, we will create a custom listing for you to purchase. Upon full payment, your ring will enter production which takes 4-6 weeks.
Our rings are made with lab-grown stones. These are REAL STONES (not fake cubic zirconia) and they are chemically identical to naturally occurring ones, but they are better for the earth because we can find them in a lab versus having to dig randomly in the soil.
Upon request, we can make rings with natural stones such as Diamonds, Topaz, Ruby etc Please contact us for a quote as this will dramatically increase the price since these stones are mined at premium costs.
We can make any ring in sterling silver, gold (10K, 14K, 18K, yellow, white, or rose) or platinum.
We do not offer tungsten, steel, or titanium.
If the size change is minor, we may be able to resize the ring at no extra cost. However for larger changes, or rings with stones and continuous knotwork, the ring will need to be remade completely for a small cost (depends on the metal purchased). Creating a new ring takes our standard 4-6 weeks.
For purchases over $400, we offer 2 or 4 monthly payment options.
For purchases over $1500 contact us for a 6 payment plan.
We are flexible on finish dates, but we require rings to be paid in full before we begin working on them (rings take 4-6 weeks to create). Please keep this in mind if you need your rings for a specific date.
We suggest polished + patina for most rings.
Patina is a method of darkening metal through oxidation. This allows small details to stand out and gives the ring a beautiful contrast. Almost all our photos use patina.
Polish is the standard finish you see in high end jewelry - bright, shiny and very reflective.
Brushed is a matte finish recommended for those who are hard on their hands or do rough work. The surface will not be shiny so it hides any scuffs that might occur during wear. Be warned, this will look much duller than our polished finish.
Please see last image in listings for examples of the different finish styles.
Our rings are handmade and take 4-6 weeks to create from the time an order is placed, plus 3-10 days for shipping.