No doubt, these earrings will be downright irresistible to anyone with a Scottish heritage. Can you imagine anything more perfect! The sparkling faceted amethyst gemstone adds just a touch of purple to the mix, mimicking the vibrant hues of an actual thistle flower.
Have you ever wondered how such a prickly bloom came to be the national symbol of Scotland? Legends tell of Viking invaders who were creeping up on a Scottish encampment. Fortunately for the Scots, one of the invaders stepped on a thistle in the dark. His cries of pain alerted the Scots to the threat. The Scots won the battle, and thus the thistle became the floral emblem of Scotland.
Thankfully, these amethyst thistle earrings have all the Scottish bloom's beauty, and none of its bite!
The Amethyst Thistle Earrings are made of nickel-free sterling silver, set with a genuine amethyst gemstone. They hang from nickel-free sterling silver French hooks, for pierced ears only. These earrings measure 1 1/4" tall, including the hook.
I love these earrings, but I'm not Scottish Go for it! Seriously, there are no rules when it comes to jewelry. If you love it, and it makes you happy, then it was meant for you. Period. End of story.
Will these earrings irritate my ears? These earrings are made from nickel-free sterling silver, from top to bottom, including the French hooks they hang from. It's very rare for a person to be sensitive to sterling silver. If you have not had problems with silver in the past, you should be fine.