|DWH - Luckenbooth Necklace|
The Luckenbooth to the left is a 80's pewter formed pendant by Scottish designer David William Harkison. With stunning simple lines, in the more traditional Luckenbooth style.
Luckenbooths got their name from where they were sold the locked booths of jewellers. The original ones were formed mainly in silver and if stones were to be used, it was usually garnets and they were mainly designed and sold as brooches. Later designs have moved this popular symbol into all jewellery forms, so you will find luckenbooth, earrings, necklaces and rings, amongst other things.
On the right are a pair of cloisonne enamel, Luckenbooth earrings, by ' Fine Enamels ' Fish and Crown. Designed in vibrant coloured enamels, with small dainty drops, a stunning late 1990's - 2000's.
Originally exchanged as a token between lovers but as times moved on they began to be circulated as a protection against witches/evil. They were sometimes pinned to a baby's cradle for protection, or worn by nursing mothers, but whether believed in as a token of love or a talisman against evil, they are still vibrant and popular today.
We try to always hold some Luckenbooth designs in stock, on our Scottish and Celtic jewellery page, as well as other popular Celtic and Scottish Designs.