Luckenbooth Earthly Joy Heart 10K Yellow Gold Pendant

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  • Luckenbooth Earthly Joy Heart 10K Yellow Gold Pendant


Luckenbooth Earthly Joy Heart 10K Yellow Gold Pendant
10K Yellow Gold Luckenbooth Pendant
Earthly Joy Luckenbooth Heart Pendant
measures 30.00mm (1.18 inches) x 30.00mm (1.18 inches)
Luckenbooth Heart Design
This Earthly Joy Luckenbooth Heart Pendant is expertly crafted with beautiful 10K Yellow Gold.  This piece is created in a highly detail shape of two entwined hearts, symbolizing love, with a crown, symbolizing loyalty, topping the hearts.   This Luckenbooth is engraved with the ancient poesy or love motto:
"Of Earthly Joys Thou Art my Choice".   This piece can be used at any number of both casual and formal occasions.
The Luckenbooth pendant measures approximately 30.00mm (1.18 inches) x 30.00mm (1.18 inches).   This Luckenbooth Pendant comes with a silver 18.00 inches (45.72mm) box link chain. (A gold chain is not provided).   This Earthly Joy Luckenbooth Heart Pendant is also available in Sterling Silver, 14K Yellow and White Gold, please see other listings in my store for details and pricing.  
Have you seen the other matching items in my store that match this piece??  There are many products that this Clan Badge can be included with, please see my other store listings.   A large number of Clan Badges and Irish Coat Of Arm products are available in my store in different materials please enquire.
This handcrafted Luckenbooth Heart Pendant will become family treasures that will last through the ages!
This beautiful Luckenbooth Heart Pendant will be the perfect gift for any occasion.  
 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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