The Luckenbooth Legend


This regal Luckenbooth Thistle Heart necklace has a purple thistle heart design surmounted by the crown of Mary Queen of Scots. The Scotch Thistle is the national flower of Scotland. The Luckenbooth is one of the most romantic traditions from Scotland’s rich history. (#OUTLANDER) Luckenbooths as love tokens are given by a groom-to-be to his betrothed to pin to her dress on their wedding day. The Luckenbooth would then be pinned to the blanket of the first-born child for good luck and to protect from evil spirits.

The Luckenbooth is a Scottish symbol of love, dating back to the 17th century and often given as a token of betrothal, affection and friendship. It is usually in the shape of a heart or two entwined hearts symbolizing love and with a crown to symbolize loyalty. Luckenboothes were sold from shops or “locked booths” in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile hence the name Luckenbooth.

luckenbooth5

http://www.theirishjewelrycompany.com/-strse-1176/Luckenbooth-Thistle-Heart/Detail.bok

Exclusively by The Irish Jewelry Company. This design and it’s images are copyrighted © by The Irish Jewelry Company™

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s