Traditionally given as a betrothal or wedding gift to his sweetheart, the Scottish love token, the "Luckenbooth" was considered a lucky piece protecting the wearer from evil, as well as easing the pain of childbirth. It was then put away until the marriage of their first child. Most pieces of Luckenbooth jewelry are in the shape of two hearts intertwined often with a crown above. It was thought to have originally been designed as a betrothal brooch for Mary Queen of Scots.
This GREAT LOOKING example was made by Ola Gorie (OMG), a well known Scottish silversmith who has worked from Orkney, Scotland since 1963. The Hallmarks on this guarantee it is Sterling Silver, Registered in Edinburgh and Crafted in 1979. FINELY crafted Large Luckenbooth pendant (usually they are in the form of a brooch) MEASURES just shy of 2 Inches N-S and ~ 1 1/2 Inches E-W. Thirty-Seven Year Old Traditional Scottish jewelry WEIGHS 19 Grams (~ 2/3 Troy Oz) including its 22 Inch Long Sterling Silver Open Link chain.
You will find this beautifully executed hand engraved pendant to be in VERY GOOD CONDITION! I have not disturbed the warm patina that accents all of its design elements... nor have I cleaned ~ polished the chain.
Don't miss the chance to add this Romantic Scottish Luckenbooth Necklace to your Signed Sterling Silver Celtic jewelry collection!