Scottish Luckenbooth Silver Pendant with Marcasite 9666
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A really attractive Sterling Silver Pendant with a design based on the unique Luckenbooth, enhanced with sparkling Marcasite gemstones. The symbolic design consists of the interlocking hearts surmounted by the crown of Mary Queen of Scots, the Luckenbooth was traditionally exchanged between lovers. A beautiful story behind a stunning piece of jewellery.
Crafted entirely of 925 Sterling Silver, and shipped to you direct from Scotland, complete in a quality black and gold jewellery presentation box.
It will delight lovers of all things Scottish, and the unique and turbulent history of our small country.
Size (approx) - 25.0mm x 17.0mm.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LUCKENBOOTH
The 'Luckenbooth' dates back many centuries in Scotland.
They gained popularity during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots in the 16th century and still hold a significant meaning today.
'Luckenbooths' are said to be so called as they were first sold from "locked booths" in Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
Traditionally, they were exchanged between lovers on their betrothal, and subsequently pinned to their first child’s christening shawl to protect them from evil spirits.
These heart-shaped designs, surmounted by the crown of Mary Queen of Scots, and often decorated with the Scottish Thistle, are one of the most romantic artefacts from Scotland's rich history, resulting in their enduring appeal.