Ode to Scotland ... the tiniest Scottish thistle wax seal necklace pendant surrounded by the words DINNA FORGET.
The words are tiny and hard to read on the wax seal charm.
- description -
The beautiful thistle, a biennial plant with many branches of prickly leaves and a dense head of small pink or purple flower sprouting from a spiny silvery globe on top under the Scottish words DINNA FORGET which translate FORGET ME NOT.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the Scottish thistle is symbolic if defiance and surliness.
It is the royal badge of Scotland.
Hand cast from a small antique Victorian trinket wax seal, which dates back to 1837 - 1901.
- approximate measurement - 1/2" (12mm)
- wax seal charm metal - fine silver (.999 pure and recycled silver)
- photographed with an old US dime
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
Impressed with history!
*DINNA FORGET... the prickly 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... becoming the national flower and emblem of Scotland.
Inspired by Diana Gabaldon and her Outlander series of novels!