Keith Jack’s Luckenbooth pendant is a rendition of a centuries old Scottish symbol of love and devotion. This heart pendant is adorned with the crown of Mary, Queen of Scotland, and incorporates Scotland’s national flower, the thistle. Traditionally, the groom-to-be would present the luckenbooth to his betrothed as a token of his love. The same brooch would then be pinned to the blanket of the couple’s first born child for good luck and to ward off evil spirits.
The Luckenbooth is a Scottish symbol of love, dating back to 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 and with a crown to symbolize loyalty. Luckenbooths were sold from shops or "locked booths" in Edinburgh's Royal Mile hence the name Luckenbooth.