New Silver Nurse’s Belt Buckle with Thistle Decoration.
New silver nurse’s belt buckle with Thistle Decoration are 2-part Scottish sterling silver, thistle pierced work belt buckles, easily fitted to the ends of a suitable belt.
They are hallmarked from Edinburgh in 2020 with the maker’s mark being that of Dart Silver Ltd.
The belt buckles are brand new and supplied in a gift box making them an ideal present for almost any occasion.
They each measure 87 mm x 55 mm.
|MAKER or SPONSOR MARK||Dart Silver Ltd|
|WEIGHT (Grammes)||28 (average)|
|WEIGHT (Troy)||0.90 (average)|
Nurses often wore a belt as part of their uniform and it was usual for nurses to have a buckle once they qualified. Families of newly-qualified nurses would often purchase a buckle as a congratulatory present.
Therefore, a nurse’s buckle is the traditional graduation gift for qualifying nurses. In most cases, a nurse’s buckle is made from silver and usually comes with a presentation case.
However, some hospitals had their own buckle design that would be issued as part of a nurse’s uniform. In this case, obviously the family could not present the buckle to their daughter.