- These earrings are handcrafted from:
Handmade Fraser Tartan cabochon charms,*
Swarovski amber-colored bicone dangles,
Antique bronze French hook ear wires.
- Earring drop approximately 1 inch/ 2.54 cm
Researching Tartans, I learned that tartan is often mistakenly called “plaid” (particularly in North America), but in Scotland, a plaid is a large piece of tartan cloth, worn as a type of kilt or shawl. The term plaid is also used in Scotland for a blanket.
Particularly interesting to me is The Dress Act of 1746 that attempted to bring the warrior clans under government control by banning the tartan and other aspects of Gaelic culture. When the law was withdrawn in 1782, tartan was no longer ordinary Highland dress but was adopted instead as the symbolic national dress of Scotland, especially popular after King George IV wore a tartan kilt in his 1822 visit to Scotland.
I really enjoy wearing my Clan Tartan to the Highland Games and seeing all the colors of all the other Clans!
Wear these earrings with your best Scottish accent and you will charm everyone you meet!
“The birthplace of valor, the country of worth; wherever I wander, wherever I rove, the hills of the Highlands forever I love.”
(*Glass cabochon charms are water resistant but not waterproof, make sure you don’t immerse the earrings in water!)