Holyrood Citrine Luckenbooth Antiqued Sterling Silver Brooch

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  • Holyrood Citrine Luckenbooth Antiqued Sterling Silver Brooch
  • Holyrood Citrine Luckenbooth Antiqued Sterling Silver Brooch


Holyrood Citrine Luckenbooth Antiqued Sterling Silver Brooch
Luckenbooth Holywood Brooch
Oval Citrine measures 10.00mm x 8.00mm
Citrine Sterling Silver Brooch
Measures 43.00mm (1.69 inches) x 33.00mm (1.29 inches)
Luckenbooth Holyrood Design Brooch

 This Holyrood Citrine Luckenbooth Brooch is expertly crafted with beautiful sterling silver.  Antiqued to highlight the design even further.   A timeless design that can be worn on any ladies garment, jacket or kilted skirt.

Pretty, enjoy this Holyrood Citrine Brooch.  Each brooch features One (1) Oval Shape created Citrine Gemstone measuring 10.00mm x 8.00mm.  

Luckenbooth Brooch measures - 43.00mm (1.69 inches) x 33.00mm (1.29 inches).  Comes made with a secure high quality pin back. 

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

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


This Brooch is also available in 10K or 14K Gold upon request.  It will need to be case and made.

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

Please be advised that your item needs to be cast and made 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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