Simply stunning! Measuring an incredible 1.75" long and 1.5" wide, it has commanding size and amazing detail. Horseshoes have represented luck for hundreds of years and during the Victorian period they were no different. The seven dots represent the seven nails which were used to attach the horseshoe to a hoof. Seven is considered to be a lucky number and thus the reason why seven nails were used.
Direction of the horseshoe varies depending on the folk story. Many believe it should be facing upward to hold the luck while others believe the horseshoe should be facing downward so the luck can pour over you. This horseshoe is facing downward.
Fine dots completely consume the surface. This decoration is called stippling. The seven dots representing the nails are raised and undecorated.
Round ring affixed to the back allows it to be hung from any chain or dog clip.
Perfect pendant to adorn any length chain. Quite a commanding presence in a wonderfully rich, rose gold. A true gem to add to any jewelry collection, especially for someone who has a passion for equestrian hobbies or simply loves the sentiment of a good luck charm.
Wonderful antique patina. Good condition with normal wear.
Shown on a beautifully matching rose gold chain. Sold individually.
Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era. It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning. A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote. This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy. Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared.
9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society. The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content. Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening. Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her. Her personality emanated from her jewelry.Dimensions:
1.75" long x 1.5" wideCondition:
Original antique patina. Normal wear and minor dings.Web ID:
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