Thistle Armor Cuff ✦ 6 Inches + 1 1/4 Inch Gap ✦ The Thistle Armory Collection
Entirely handmade sterling triquetra knots wrap around the wrist in a protective embrace, in this statement cuff conjured from the symbolism and magic of thistle. Used as a protective talisman since ancient times, thistle is referred to in 2,000 year old Latin texts as a plant that ‘averts all ills’, and they were also said to guard the harvest from malevolent spirits. Thistle bundles were hung above doorways to ward the home, and around the necks of livestock to keep them safe and healthy. To this day, the belief endures in folk magic, flower symbolism, and witchcraft that wearing a thistle grants protection and guards against hexes. Handmade thistles adorn each knot on the cuff, alluding to their olde and potent protective magic. In the center of the cuff, a natural and complex amethyst sits like a shield. It is a stone of protection, inspiration, and nobility. Inclusions, phantoms, and color variations make this gigantic stone a truly unique find, and it’s wispy purple and pink shades nod to the soft down of thistle. I created this cuff to serve the wearer as symbolic armor, and to remind them of their own inherent power. My maker's mark and .925 for sterling adorn the underside of the stone setting, and the entire piece has been blackened and sanded to highlight the details and heighten the magic.
✦ Details ✦
Total cuff length is 6 inches plus a 1 1/4 inch gap. For my shop, this is considered a size medium/large, but I recommend measuring your wrist to be sure. Slightly adjustable. Sterling silver. Natural amethyst. Cuff face measures 3 1/4 inches at tallest point. You will receive the pictured cuff bracelet.
*TO PUT ON CUFF: Please roll opening over your wrist, starting from the thumb side of your wrist and rolling the opening across the top. Do not pull ends of cuff away from each other, as this will mar the shape of the bracelet.
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