Sterling silver, Thistle, wax seal stud earrings. Scottish emblem, antique seal impression.


Shipping to United States: $14.00

This is an impression of an antique wax letter seal. It dates from the 1800's and would have been have been used to seal personal correspondence.

This seal is tiny... It's one of the smallest ones in the shop. It measures approx 9mm across (this is approx. As each one is hand made). It features the image of the thistle. The thistle is the official emblem of Scotland.
Legend has it that a sleeping party of Scots Warriors were saved by an ambush by Norsemen, when one of the enemies stood on the spikey plant. His loud cry roused the sleeping men who then vanquished the invaders and adopted the thistle as their national symbol.

These earrings were made from sterling silver. Each piece by SWALK is made individually by hand.

The earrings measures approx. 9mm across it may look bigger in the pictures.... But it is one of the smallest seals in the shop.

This piece will be packaged beautifully ready for giving. It will arrive with an explanation card to let you know the meaning of the seal.

The postage price includes registered, insured, shipping which must be signed for.

Shipping from Ireland

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • Ireland : 1 - 2 business days
  • North America : 2 - 5 weeks
  • Europe : 2 - 4 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalised orders

I am happy to make any of my seals into rings, bracelets, earrings etc. even if they are not listed in the shop. Please contact me for suitability and so that we can discuss your ideas.

Sizing details

Please read the listings carefully for the size of the piece you are interested in. Sometimes photos can be deceiving and you might be surprised or unhappy by the size of your amulet.
All ring sizes and bracelet sizes are catered for. If your size is not included in the listing please contact me and I will be happy to remedy it.

Care instructions

All SWALK amulets are made of sterling silver. This has a copper content of .075 and a silver content of .925 . It therefore can be subject to tarnish like every other sterling object.

Please do not dip your piece into 'silver dip' as this will remove the 'patina' on the piece.

Do not wear your SWALK item in chlorinated water.

Be careful with creams, cosmetics and perfumes as these may discolour your piece.

If your amulet becomes discoloured you can polish it with a silver cloth and then wash it with a gentle soap.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each SWALK seal comes with its own explanation card. It will arrive wrapped in tissue in a linen drawstring SWALK bag.

Wholesale availability

I am delighted to offer Wholesale. And offer competitive wholesale discounts.
If you think SWALK might suit your shop please contact me at

SWALK reserves the right to be the only seller of our amulets online.


I do not offer this service at the moment. You can of course get your own jeweller to engrave the back of the seal, but any items that have been customised or altered cannot be returned.

Can I get the seal made bigger?

The seals I use to impress the images are antique and are usually at least a hundred years old. I feel incredibly lucky everytime I 'find' a new seal. The image that the seal impresses is the only size it comes in. The sizes will always be mentioned in the listing.

I CAN however make a larger 'border' of silver around the image to make the amulet bulkier. Please contact me for pricing if this is something you are interested in.


My parcels are shipped by An Post. An Post is Irelands national postal service. They have a superb reputation internationally and are quick efficient and professional.

You parcel will be tracked, insured and registered. You can find all the details on

Unless your parcel is caught in customs in your country (which is completely out of my control) it usually takes approx. 5-8 working days to arrive most places on the earth!

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