These cuff links are made using an antique Wax Seal of a Scottish Thistle that dates back to the late 1700′s. The national flower of Scotland, one thistle is said to have saved an entire Scottish army. A sharp, pointy flower, the meaning behind the thistle is “No One Provokes Me With Impunity”.
During the Viking’s invasion of Scotland over one thousand years ago, an enemy warrior advancing on a Scottish army stepped on a thistle and cried out in pain. His cry inadvertently woke the sleeping Scotsmen, saving them from a surprise attack. Grateful for the help of a single flower, Scottish King Kenneth III adopted the thistle as his nation’s emblem. The thistle now is known as a symbol for strength, unity and friendship.
These cuff links are made out of pure copper, and hand stamped with an antique wax seal of a Scottish thistle, then securely soldered to copper tone cuff link backings.
Each cuff link seal is stamped, sanded, polished and oxidized for an antique look. Because they are hand-stamped individually and made to order, these seal stampings are truly unique, and no two stampings are the same (unlike those cast from a mold).
DIMENSIONS: The cuff link face is slightly larger than 1/2″ across.