Sterling Silver Celtic Thistle Pentacle Necklace
Overall Pendant Size, approx: 30mm x 25mm = ~1-3/16" x 1"
Made in the USA
Metal : .925 Sterling Silver
Pendant measurements do not include the length of any removable attachments. These will vary some, but a standard jump ring would add about 4mm (~1/8") onto the overall length.
Sold by : Pendant or Necklace
> You can Customize this item into a Celtic Thistle Pentacle Necklace -- Choose from : Pendant Only, or on a Sterling Silver Necklace Chain (see last picture for current chain style). When selecting on a SS Chain, your Solid Sterling Silver Thistle Pentagram Necklace will come Boxed.
Thistle Symbolism - The thistle survives where others won’t -- and often this is surviving harsh conditions.
Though some see only it's symbology associated with Pain and Sorry (Christ's crown of thorns), the Thistle -- with its natural protection of pointy protrusions -- has over the centuries represented Protection, Strength, Protection, Hex Breaking, Healing, and the Ability to Survive During Adversity.
In the language of flowers, the thistle is a symbol of Nobility of Character.
The legend behind the protection of the Scots through the thistle takes place during the Nordic evasion of great Britain. An invading Viking army was trying to sneak up at night upon a Scots army encampment – during this, a barefoot enemey stepped upon a thistle, which caused him to cry out loud of pain and thus alerted the Scotts. 'In gratitude, the plant became known as the Guardian Thistle and was adopted as the symbol of Scotland', is stated on the Scottish tourism page.