Scottish Luckenbooth - The Charm of Love - Sterling Silver
In the 16th century, heart-shaped brooches were often betrothal gifts — and later some believed they kept witches away from babies.
The Charm of Love
The Luckenbooth is one of the most romantic Scottish symbols of love, dating back to the 16th century and often given as a token of betrothal, affection and friendship.
It is usually in the shape of a heart or two entwined hearts, symbolizing love, with a crown, symbolizing loyalty, topping the heart(s).
Worn by the Bride on her wedding and then later pinned to their firstborn's blanket as a good luck charm. Luckenbooths are wonderful gifts for the bride to wear on her wedding day.
Certain Styles of the intertwined hearts appeared to form the letter M so such that designs were often called Mary brooches, after Mary, Queen of Scots, who ruled Scotland from 1542 to 1567 and was beheaded in 1587 by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
Pendant is handcast from solid stamped high-polished, nickle-free 925 Sterling Silver. Pendant is 1.2" long and 0.9" wide. Weight approx. 8 Grams