Ode to Scotland ... a surly Scottish thistle wax seal necklace with the Scottish sentiment DINNA FORGET ME which means FORGET ME NOT.
Scottish emblem wax seal jewelry.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the thistle is symbolic of defiance, surliness and austerity.
It is the royal badge of Scotland.
It is said that the thistle represents the Stuarts’ claim to the Scottish throne and a reminder that the Stuarts should not be forgotten ... DINNA FORGET ME.
- approximate measurement - 5/8" x 3/4" (17mm x 18mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with a US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout
Hand crafted from a Georgian era (1714–1830) double ended agate wax seal with the ornately engraved original owners initials on the opposite end FCR.
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Impressed with history!
*DINNA FORGET ... the prickly legendary tale of the Scottish thistle: One dark night, in the middle ages when the Scots and Norsemen were at war, the Norsemen came ashore planning a surprise attack on the sleeping Scottish clansmen. The Norsemen removed their boots and crept quietly on bare feet until a sharp cry of pain shattered the quiet night. One of the Norsemen had stepped on the Scottish thistle, alerting the Scots to the surprise attack. They sprang into action and drove the invaders from their shores and the thistle was credited with saving the day ... the pretty little weed becoming the national flower and emblem of Scotland.