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Victorian Pearl Lucky Horseshoe Necklace

$700.00

Victorian Pearl Lucky Horseshoe Necklace

$700.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

A cool Victorian gold horseshoe pendant set with graduated pearls. Horseshoes have long been considered lucky, but the orientation (n or u) is up for debate... It comes down to the perceived density of Luck. If Luck is denser than air the horseshoe should have the ends pointing up (to act like a cup). But if luck is less dense than air it would rise out, so the horseshoe should be mounted the other way round (like an 'n'). This one's crafted in 9k gold throughout, and dates from the late 19th century circa 1880.

STONES 

Graduated Pearls

MEASUREMENTS 

Pendant: 2.6 x 2.3cm

Wearable length: 16 inches

WEIGHT 

4.2g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 9k gold

CONDITION 

Excellent, converted from a brooch

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