Scottish Saltaire Cufflinks
Good quality rhodium plated oval saltire cufflinks from Elizabeth Parker. These coloured enamel cufflinks have a width of 20mm and feature twist lock fastening. Scotlands national flag, the Saltire is thought to be the oldest in Europe. These attractive cufflinks feature a ceramic Saltire cross. Saltire or St. Andrew's cross cufflinks are the perfect gift for anyone looking to celebrate their Scottish heritage . With rhodium plating for protection against wear, these oval Saltire cufflinks come in a slimline presentation box and make a charming and thoughtful present.
The Origin of the Scottish Saltire
It is believed the Saltire became the national flag of Scotland in the year 832AD, in the sky above a battlefield near the village of Athelstaneford in East Lothian. This time the Scots were the invaders, as East Lothian was part of the kingdom of Northumbria. On the eve of the battle, King Angus, who was leading the Scots and Picts, is reported to have had a vision in which St Andrew appeared to him, and assured him of victory.
Arriving at the battlefield the next day, the Scots and Picts were heavily outnumbered, and Angus and the whole Scots army knelt down to pray to St Andrew. They vowed that if they emerged victorious, St Andrew would be their patron saint, and his cross would become the national flag of Scotland. As the forces of Scotland and England faced each other to commence battle, a strange thing happened. White clouds formed the shape of a diagonal cross, set against the background of the light blue sky. Inspired, the Scots went on to victory when the English leader Aethelstan was killed and the Northumbrians fled. From then on the Saltire became the flag of Scotland.
Courtesy of scotlandwelcomesyou.com
Oval Saltire Cufflinks Features
- Quick Order Code: #376
- Cufflinks Brand: Elizabeth Parker
- Cufflinks Artcode: CB611
- Style: Flags & Emblems Cufflinks
- Shape: Oval
- Fastening: Twist Lock
- Colour: Blue & White
- Face Dimensions: 20 x 15mm
- Material: Coloured Enamel
- Finish: Rhodium Plated
- Packaging: Slimline Presentation Box
Search Terms: CB611, Scottish Cufflinks, Saltire Cufflinks, St. Andrews Cufflinks
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|25.50 GBP ~ New Available online|
|Rhodium plated oval scottish saltire cufflinks - flags & emblems from Elizabeth Parker (#376) Artcode: CB611|