Posted 4 years ago
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.
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