Sterling silver Cufflinks in matt finish with Edinburgh Hallmark, comes with presentation box and text insert detaling the history behind the piece.
Size 24mm X 13mm, 2mm thick
MADE IN THE HIGHALNDS OF SCOTLAND
The design is based on the Scottish Thistle (Flower of Scotland).
When the Scots and Norsemen were at war and prior to the Battle of Largs (1263AD), under the cover of darkness Norsemen managed to land unseen on the coast of Scotland.
Removing their boots, they crept on bare feet towards the unsuspecting group of Scottish fighting men who were resting overnight in a field. Suddenly, a sharp cry of pain shattered the stillness: a Norse soldier had stepped on a thistle. Thus alerted to the surprise attack, the Scots sprang into action and drove the invaders from their shores.
As it was decisive in terms of ending the threat of the Norsemen, from that day the Thistle has been adopted as Scotland’s national symbol