The Thistle & Bee Tradition
Thistle & Bee maintains a longstanding reputation in the design and global manufacture of sterling silver. Established in 1998 to fill a niche for high quality, luxury sterling silver jewelry, Thistle & Bee epitomizes classical elegance, bringing unique design and luxury to the Sterling Silver arena.
Timely and Timeless Design
As the cornerstone of the Thistle & Bee Collection, Sterling Silver allows us freedom of creativity in terms of texture, shape and dimension. Our clean, unique and elegantly executed designs range from bold statements pieces to simple everyday styles. Each timeless design gives beauty a form that is eminently wearable and uniquely Thistle & bee.
Purveyor of Excellence – A Sterling Reputation
At Thistle & Bee, we take great pride in our fine craftsmanship and careful attention to detail.
Whether it is a sterling silver woven cuff, a signature clasp or a multi-dimensional design, Thistle & Bee craftsman are meticulous in their attention to details, finishing and design ingenuity.
By overseeing the entire manufacturing process and adhering to the same exceptional standards that many centuries old brands have done, Thistle & Bee provides the finest in luxury and quality in their sterling silver designs.
"A simple detail can become an enduring statement"
Inspirations for Thistle & Bee designs may come from the richness of antiquities happened upon in Marchés aux Puces in Paris or among the bamboo forests of the Far East. The Thistle & Bee design team travels the world in search of those simple details that will inspire the next signature collection.
Patterns and textures have always been an important source of inspiration. From the nodules on a bamboo branch to the intricate ruffles on a luxurious high-collared blouse – Thistle & Bee carefully translates the most intricate details into signature designs and enduring statements in sterling silver.
Thistle & Bee Sterling
All Thistle & Bee Silver is .925, reflecting the combination 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. While other metals can be used, copper adds the necessary strength without affecting the cool, elegant beauty of silver. All of our Thistle & Bee pieces are stamped with .925 Sterling Silver along with our Thistle & Bee (or T&B) registered trademark.
Over time, our Thistle & Bee jewelry attains a fine patina - the soft, warm glow that appears on the surface of a well worn piece of sterling silver. Even highly polished silver objects develop this deeper beauty over time, and it is one of the reasons that old silver is highly prized among connoisseurs. However, if a bright polish is preferred, a jeweler can restore silver to its original appearance.
Maintaining the Beauty of Thistle & Bee Silver
Thistle & Bee applies a fine tarnish resistant coating during the manufacturing process to delay tarnishing.
We suggest that you wear your Thistle & Bee silver jewelry regularly to keep tarnish from building up.
Once you do begin to see some darkening, use a special silver cleaning solution or a treated cleaning cloth to bring back the lustre. (Never use toothpaste to clean silver. It is far too abrasive and can permanently damage your jewelry). Be sure to remove your silver jewelry if you are working with household cleaners that include bleach or ammonia or swimming in chlorinated water.
Store your sterling silver jewelry in our Thistle & Bee signature flannel pouches. They not only help prevent tarnishing, but protect your jewelry from nicks and scratches.
If you have any questions regarding the care of your fine Thistle & Bee jewelry, please contact us at our showroom.