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.