Luckenbooth jewelry pieces are traditional Scottish love tokens, often given for a betrothal or wedding.
Luckenbooth is a Scots word for a lockable stall or workshop. The Edinburgh booths were situated on the Royal Mile near St Giles Cathedral. They were the city's first permanent shops, going back to the 15th century, and initially housing mainly silversmiths and goldsmiths.
Materials: Sterling Silver
This pendant comes on a light Spiga style chain.
Dimensions (width x height): 3/4" x 1 1/4"
Height is measured from the top of the bale to the bottom of the pendant.
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The Luckenbooth is a traditional Scottish piece of jewelry, made since the 17th century by jewelers in its capital city of Edinburgh.
It is believed that the Luckenbooth protects nursing mothers and their babies from the curse of the “evil eye”. This curse, conjured by witches, was believed by old Scots to cause misfortune and bad luck. Wearing a shining Luckenbooth was enough to ward it off while walking down the streets of Edinburgh.
Till this day, Scots use it as a love token for their loved ones or to gift first-journey mothers. Many jewelers in Edinburgh still craft it, maintaining a tradition passed on from father to son.
But you don’t need to go to Scotland to get one (although we recommend the trip). You can get a handmade Luckenbooth delivered to your home at Keith Jack’s online shop.
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