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