Hearts And Thistle Luckenbooth Large Sterling Silver Pendant

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  • Hearts And Thistle Luckenbooth Large Sterling Silver Pendant
  • Hearts And Thistle Luckenbooth Large Sterling Silver Pendant



Hearts And Thistle Luckenbooth Large Sterling Silver Pendant
Luckenbooth Hearts And Thistle Pendant
Sterling Silver Pendant
Measures 40.00mm (1 9/16 inches) x  29.00mm (1 1/4 inches) 
Luckenbooth Design Pendant

 This Hearts And Thistle Luckenbooth Pendant is expertly crafted with beautiful sterling silver.  Highly polished to highlight the design even further.   

Luckenbooth Pendant measures - 40.00mm (1 9/16 inches) x  29.00mm (1 1/4 inches)  .  An 18 inch (45.72cm) Italian Box Link Sterling silver chain comes with this piece. 

Have you seen the other items in my store that match this piece? 

This handcrafted Pendant will become family treasures that will last through the ages!


This Pendant is also available in 10K or 14K Gold upon request.  It will need to be case and made (2-3 weeks) 

This beautiful Pendant is a perfect gift for any occasion.   Wearing this beauty around your neck will provide you endless pleasure.

This item is made in and shipped from Canada. Your item will be shipped from this address. Please be advised that your item needs to be cast and made (2-3 weeks) before it can be sent to you.  Please allow sufficient time for your order to arrive.

Perfect for any occasion. This is a gift that will be proudly worn by any member of your family. 

Questions welcome at anytime, my door is always open for assistance.


During the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries there were two main styles of brooch in Scotland; one was the ring brooch, often with incised decoration, and used to fasten plaids by both men and women. This design was called a Pennanular. The other brooch was a heart shaped one, often given at weddings and engagements as a token of love.

From the eighteenth century onwards, small plain heart shaped brooch were worn to protect against evil spirits, the evil eye or the attention of the sithean (fairy spirits). These are the famous "Luckenbooth Brooch".

 The name for the Luckenbooth came from there being sold in locked booths. These were small shops, which were in fact very tiny and could be securely locked at night and were a feature of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. These brooches were heart shaped surmounted by a crown and usually made of silver.

The first Luckenbooth brooch date from the late seventh century. This traditional gift was given by a man to his sweetheart on their betrothal. It was considered a lucky charm, protecting the wearer against the evil eye. Among other powers the Luckenbooth was supposed to have, was in easing the pain at childbirth and ensuring a good flow of breast milk when it was pinned to a woman's petticoats near her left thigh. If pinned to the baby's shawl, it would protect the child from being stolen by fairies.

During the XVIII and XIX centuries the Luckenbooth became larger and more elaborate with inscriptions on the back such as biblical references or the initials of the couple and the date of their betrothal.

From 1850 onwards, the intertwined hearts were made to resemble the letter M. These came to be called Mary's brooch or even Queen Mary's brooch for Mary Queen of Scots whose husband, Lord Darnley, had given her one.

Most Luckenbooth brooches today are in the form of two hearts topped by a crown   

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