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Stunning Scottish Amethyst Glass Romantic Brooch by Miracle

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    Posted 1 year ago

    KarenLR71
    (191 items)

    Hey Gang!

    I am absolutely in love with this piece. It speaks to me on almost all levels. I love the "romance design" in it..the heart shape reference - the
    Scottish Luckenbooth design which is in a silver tone and is set with gorgeous vibrant deep purple amethyst colored glass stones. Notice the floral design along the silver tone/mount. Love the studding.

    Then our 'heart' is topped with a 'crown'. I just really love the intricate details of this piece.

    MARK: MIRACLE

    I was curious about what "Luckenbooth" meant and found the following fascinating info:

    The Luckenbooth is one of the most romantic Scottish symbols of love, from 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, with a crown, symbolizing loyalty, topping the heart(s). In addition, a couple may pin a Luckenbooth to their firstborn’s blanket as a good luck charm.

    Site for above info: http://www.celticstudio.com/history-of-the-luckenbooth.html

    Comments

    1. Gillian, 1 year ago
      Really unique, and lovely too.
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 1 year ago
      It is lovely Karen :-)
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      I'm wondering if the hinge and clasp has been changed if you look at the 4th photo. I'm at a bit of a loss because if I wouldn't have looked at the mark and read your write up I would have thought this brooch would have been Victorian.
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/485818926/miracle-vintage-luckenbooth-brooch?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=miracle%20heart%20brooch&ref=sr_gallery_14
      I found this on etsy, it's very similar to your brooch.
    5. KarenLR71, 1 year ago
      Interesting, they went to the same site I went to for the background on Luckenbooth but just didn't credit their source.

      It was not offered to me as being Victorian...let me look at my paperwork though. I don't always have the best recall these days.
    6. KarenLR71, 1 year ago
      I wish the seller on Etsy would post the pic of the back
    7. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      Beautiful !
    8. KarenLR71, 1 year ago
      Thanks Gillian and TassieDevil! I thought y'all might like it.
    9. KarenLR71, 1 year ago
      Peasejean55 - thanks for posting and for sharing info with me. I have messaged that seller who has one listed on Etsy asking if I could see a picture of the back of the brooch as now I won't be able to let it go...lol.

      I rechecked the listing and it was stated that it has the 'original pin and clasp' (something like that). I actually bought it simply because I liked it and it was signed. I figured it was probably from the 70's, 80's...or closer. In other words, for this item I wasn't looking for "Vintage, Vintage"...does that make sense?
    10. KarenLR71, 1 year ago
      Thanks so much, Manikin!
    11. KarenLR71, 1 year ago
      Thanks for leaving some love: aura, TassieDevil, Efesgirl, Caperkid, Mrstyndall, racer4four and Manikin.

      Gillian - I'm always delighted to hear from you.
      Peasejean55 - Thanks again!
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      I hope you get the piece, it is gorgeous !

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