These Scottish Thistle earrings were hand cut from a design on a British 5 New Pence ( Scottish Issue ) Coin. The coin was minted and used from 1968 – 1971. The design that was used was of a crowned thistle sitting in a bed of leaves. The size is great for a pair of earrings measuring just under one inch in diameter so is appropriate for just about anyone to wear. After all the hand work is done we finish the pendant in 14 karat gold as well as rhodium to bring out the best features of the design. The earrings are mounted on 14 karat gold filled ear wires of high quality.