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Jewellery

Jewellery

Plaid brooches

Plaid brooch

An old plaid brooch called a pennanular broochThe brooch used to pin a woman's arisaid would usually be made of gold, silver or brass and, just like the men's silver buttons, were frequently passed down from mother to daughter. The brooches were often engraved with patterns or illustrations of animals.


Luckenbooths

Luckenbooths were heart-shaped brooches usually given as tokens oflove. They were called luckenbooth because they were sold in jewellers'"locked booths" situated near St Giles Kirk in Edinburgh. They werealso known as Queen Mary Brooches and were said to have been pinned tothe shawl of every new born girl. The engraving on the back of thebrooches seems to prove that they were tokens of love and two suchinscriptions were:A Luckenbooth brooch


My heart is thine and thine I crave
and
Wrong not the heart whose joy thou art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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