Luckenbooth Brooch

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  • Shipping Weight: 0.5lbs


The luckenbooth brooch is a traditional Scottish wedding brooch given to the bride by the groom on their wedding day, and subsequently pinned to the shawl of the first baby to protect it from "evil spirits".The earliest records of heart-shaped brooches in Scotland date back to 1503. In the 18th century, these brooches were often known as 'Luckenbooth' brooches because they were sold from locked booths in the jewelery quarter of St. Giles.Another legend of the luckenbooth is that it was a symbol of love and devotion, which Mary Queen of Scots is said to have given to Lord Darnley. It has the St. Andrew Cross, the Scottish thistles, and entwined hearts. 1 1/4" (3cm) x 1.5" (4cm)

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 10 June, 2008.

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