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The Romantic Legend of the Luckenbooth

This regal Luckenbooth Thistle Heart necklace has a purple thistle heart design surmounted by the crown of Mary Queen of Scots. The Scotch Thistle is the national flower of Scotland. The Luckenbooth is one of the most romantic traditions from Scotland’s rich history. As seen in OUTLANDER the Luckenbooth is a love token given by a groom-to-be to his betrothed to pin to her dress on their weddingContinue reading “The Romantic Legend of the Luckenbooth”

Claddagh Ring : The Rules and Meaning of the Claddagh Tradition Explained

To say that there are plenty of superstitions and myths surrounding the Claddagh ring is an understatement. Throughout the past 15 years as the leading Claddagh Ring jeweler online we have heard every question about the Claddagh ring meaning from our customers. We at The Irish Jewelry Company have compiled the top questions asked aboutContinue reading “Claddagh Ring : The Rules and Meaning of the Claddagh Tradition Explained”

The Romantic Translation of Mo Anam Cara: Pronunciation and Meaning of Mo Anam Cara

Mo Anam Cara translates loosely as “My Soul Mate” or “My Soul Friend“ Many people believe that the phrase Mo Anam Cara is translates to ‘my soul mate‘ but its accurately translates as ‘my soul friend‘ as anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara the Gaelic word for friend. How do you pronounceContinue reading “The Romantic Translation of Mo Anam Cara: Pronunciation and Meaning of Mo Anam Cara”

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