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LUCKENBOOTH History
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According to Lisa Adams in "Our New Crown Jewels" LUCKENBOOTH was named after the Scots word for shops, and were the capital's first jewelry stores, treasure troves of silver and gold. The word is old and was first used in the 15th century! The ancient heart-shaped good luck or love symbol is traditionally made into a brooch and given to a bride on her wedding day.

The Luckenbooth design may be old but never forgotten and was incorporated into the Miss Scotland crown in 2012 and boasted 478 hand-crafted Swarovski crystals!

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silver luckenbooth brooch
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Hi, this is a Luckenbooth brooch, which was typically a type of love token made in Scotland from the 17th century onwards, which became particularly popular in the Victorian period. Interestingly, these brooches became popular silver trading items of the indigenous peoples of the eastern woodlands of America, particularly the Iroquois and became a common decorative symbol in 18th and early 19th century native clothing. Good luck:-)

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Price of Silver
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Hi There,

It's hard to determine by the photos if £10 is a reasonable offer for your piece. It does appear to be silver but I cannot gauge the size or weight of the piece. You also may have a sought after designer so it's important to do research on these types of things before selling. I would invest in a jewelers loupe, this will magnify the markings on the back so you are better able to distinguish what they say and then do the necessary research. You never know, maybe it says Tiffany & Co. and you have a $200 piece of sterling silver! :)

However, if you are just looking to make funds quickly and are not concerned with the above the best way to determine the value is to weigh the piece and cross reference it with the markets current price of silver.

Hope this helps!

Amanda Mason
AJI




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