Outlander / Thistle and Amethyst / Earrings
“For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary”
― Diana Gabaldon,
This piece was first inspired by the first book cover Outlander.
Thistle is also the national flower of Scotland. Legend has it a sleeping party of Scots warriors were saved from ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the enemies trod on the spiky plant.
His anguished cry roused the slumbering warriors who duly vanquished the invader and adopted the thistle as their national symbol. (credit visitscotland.com)
The amethyst is referred to in Scottish Prisoner, Chapter 38: Redux, we learn that Jamie keeps a raw amethyst to remind him of Claire. Amethyst is thought to have supernatural powers and bring luck. Its color and beauty are without rival, even from other much more expensive purple gems. The color purple denotes royalty, and the rich and powerful have worn it as a mark of rank for hundreds of years. Jamie chose a most suitable stone to represent Claire. (credit tapatalk.com)
In medieval times, the amethyst soothed those who were stressed and alerted wearers to traces of poison. Its medicinal ability evokes an image of Claire the physician.
Materials: Sterling Silver Ear Wires, Tinned Copper Wire, Stainless Steel Findings, Natural Amethyst Stone, Silver Plated Zinc Alloy Charm (Nickel Free)
Size: Dangle Length 2", Charm Width 1/2"