Hand-mined and polished Highland Marble set in a 925 sterling silver thistle design - the national flower of Scotland! The apple green colours in these gorgeous and unique earrings truly represent the various lush greenery of our beautiful countryside. Earrings measure approximately 21x17x3mm, not including eye and sterling silver ear hook.
We have more than one of these pair of earrings in stock, and you may not receive the exact pair in the photographs. Although every Highland Marble gemstone is unique, you will receive a very similar pair to the one in the photos, which is of the same high quality. Please see photos for examples. If you buy a Thistle pendant at the same time, we will try to match them as closely as possible.
At Two Skies, we think that "to own a piece of Scottish marble is to own a piece of Scotland itself."
Scottish Thistle Sterling Silver Earrings
Highland Marble is mined by hand by Two Skies in the Scottish Highlands and the West coast islands. Over 800 million years ago, limestone was formed under the oceans of Scotland. As plant life of the time died and settled on the sea bed the life-sustaining chlorophyll from these plants, coupled with the metamorphosis of the limestone, resulted in what we now know as Scottish Marble. Scottish Marble has been prized by fishermen for centuries. On the Isle of Iona they would not leave port without their lucky green gems. It has been used by healers to help the body return to a time unhindered by the stresses and pollution of modern times.