This ladies brooch, featuring 2 overlapping luckenboothes, is perfect for wearing on a shawl or sash. It's made from high quality lead free pewter and is hand cast here in the USA. The pewter used is a clean metal that polishes well and ages with grace. This brooch measures 2.75" in diameter.
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- Stunning Vicki
Quality Price ValueThe brooch is stunning. Even prettier than pictured. Looks great on my sash. (Posted on 7/26/2018)
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Price Value QualityShe loves it said it was perfect (Posted on 9/17/2015)
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Product SpecsThis brooch measures 2.75" in diameter. It is made from high tin content, lead free pewter.
Fun FactsThe luckenbooth brooch is probably the most romantic of the traditional Scottish brooches. Already a popular style by the mid 18th century, the crowned heart pins now known as luckenbooths took their name from the locked booths ("Luckenbooths" in Scots dialect) of Edinburgh. By the mid 1700's, the jewelers of Edinburgh were producing these brooches in such quantity that they constituted a definitive style. In Scotland, they given as lover's gifts and as good luck charms. Young men would often present the women they were courting with a luckenbooth brooch as a symbol of their affection. They were also a popular gift for brides and new mothers.By the early 1800's, it was acknowledged as a country tradition to pin a luckenbooth to a baby's blanket as a good luck charm for both the mother and the baby.