- Vintage Sterling Silver Luckenbooth Heart Pendant with Chain
- Hallmarked in Edinburgh with no date letter, circa 1970's
- Pendant measurements = 45mm x 29mm
- Chain length = 52cm / 20.4 inches approx.
- Total weight = 16.3 grams approx.
A Luckenbooth brooch is a Scottish heart-shaped brooch. These brooches often have a crown above one heart, or two intertwined hearts. They are typically made of silver and may be engraved or set with stones.
The Luckenbooth brooch is a traditional Scottish love token: often given as a betrothal or wedding brooch. It might be worn by a nursing mother as a charm to help her milk flow, and/or be pinned to a baby's clothing to protect it from harm. It was known as a witch-brooch by people using it to save children from the evil eye.
(Please note that the antique box pictured is for display purposes only. Thank you!)
In very good vintage condition, with some light surface wear commensurate with age.
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