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A beautiful pair of Thistle Earrings, inspired by Mary, Queen of Scots' heritage. Created by hand in Bristol by independent jewellery designer Rosa Pietsch, the earrings combine different textures and materials such as acrylic to give a unique finish.
Common throughout the highlands, islands and lowlands of Scotland, the prickly purple thistle has been Scotland’s national emblem for over 500 years.
The thistle first appears as a royal symbol on silver coins issued by James III in 1470.
Rosa Pietsch creates strikingly original jewellery designs that mix materials, textures and processes, with every piece lovingly crafted by hand in Bristol, UK. Having developed her own design techniques, Rosa combines laser-cutting technology with handmade and hand-finished processes, resulting in pieces that are truly unique.
Rosa worked with the British Library to create an exclusive collection inspired by the Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens exhibition, including these earrings, Rose earrings, a bib necklace, and a brooch.
Part of the Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens exhibition range.
Find out more about the exhibition https://www.bl.uk/events/elizabeth-and-mary
Shop the rest of the range https://shop.bl.uk/collections/elizabeth-and-mary
Brand: Rosa Pietsch
Dimensions: 1.9cm x 2.8cm