A beautiful Sterling Silver Pendant with the traditional Scottish Luckenbooth design.
The symbolic design consists of the interlocking hearts surmounted by the crown of Mary, Queen of Scots. This design also features a Scottish Thistle which is the national emblem of Scotland.
Includes 16" silver chain which can be extended to 18"
Attractive gift box also included.
Size (approx) 15.0 mm x 28.0 mm.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LUCKENBOOTH
The Luckenbooth dates back many centuries in Scotland and gained popularity during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots in the 16th century.
The Luckenbooth is so called because 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.