Thistle …the guardian protector
“The thistle is a prince. Let any man that has an eye for beauty take a view of the whole plant, and where will he see a more expressive grace and symmetry; and where is there a more kingly flower?” (Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887)
18 k yellow and rose gold and silver Thistle brooch by Buccellati. Circa 1980. Designed as three silver wire work thistles, with textured rose and yellow gold petals and leaves and silver stem.
(Image: 1st Dibs)