Luckenbooth Brooch

United Kingdom
$55.00
Item No. 1127
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For over 400 years, silversmiths and goldsmiths lined Edinburgh's Royal Mile in workshops called Luckenbooths. The Luckenbooth brooch became a traditional gift for newlywed couples. It was also worn on the clothing of a newborn baby to protect it from harm.

Our Luckenbooth Brooch displays the traditional crown over a stylized heart. A Heathergem rests in the center. The brooch is 1½ inches long and 1⅛ inches wide. Sterling silver and Heathergem. Handcrafted in Scotland.

Each Heathergem is unique, with it's own distinctive medley of colors typical of the Scottish moors -- orange, red, green, blue and purple. Great care is taken to match those used for the earrings. Sorry, we are not able to offer a choice of colors.

For over 400 years, silversmiths and goldsmiths lined Edinburgh's Royal Mile in workshops called Luckenbooths. The Luckenbooth brooch became a traditional gift for newlywed couples. It was also worn on the clothing of a newborn baby to protect it from harm.

Our Luckenbooth Brooch displays the traditional crown over a stylized heart. A Heathergem rests in the center. The brooch is 1½ inches long and 1⅛ inches wide. Sterling silver and Heathergem. Handcrafted in Scotland.

Each Heathergem is unique, with it's own distinctive medley of colors typical of the Scottish moors -- orange, red, green, blue and purple. Great care is taken to match those used for the earrings. Sorry, we are not able to offer a choice of colors.

  • Heathergems

    Heathergems are handmade from the stems of heather, a common Scottish plant renowned for its purple bloom. The heather used is too old to provide any nutrition for wildlife and is pulled in a manner which promotes the growth of new heather.

    The stems are dried, shotblasted to remove the bark and dyed various colors using natural dyes. Stems of different colors are then mixed together and compressed into a block. Eighty tons of pressure is required to press the block of stems together. The block is then cut into slices and individual pieces are cut, shaped and filed by skilled craftworkers before being lacquered to give the final finish. The Heathergem jewelry we offer are set into sterling silver fittings. Handcrafted in Pitlochry, Scotland.

    Each Heathergem is unique, with it's own distinctive medley of colors typical of the Scottish moors -- orange, red, green, blue and purple. Sorry, we are not able to offer a choice of colors.

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