These Victorian horseshoe drop earrings are conversion earrings. They were originally stick pins from the Victorian period. It took me 4 years to match this pair, which is why one is 9k yellow gold and one is 15k yellow gold. I attached a 14k yellow gold chain that adds the cognac briolette diamonds to the mix. The ear wires are also 14k yellow gold.
Just a hair over 1" long, these earrings are great for everyday wear.
Horseshoes have always been the symbol of luck. They have been thought to bring on good fortune, success, prosperity, and well wishes to those that wear it.
Weight: 2=2.50 cts exact
Color: Cognac C6-7
Measurements: 5.5 x 3.9 x 4.3 mm
Dimensions: 27 mm long x 9.5 mm wide
Metal: 9k Yellow Gold / 15k Yellow Gold / 14k Yellow Gold earwires
Markings: 9CT & 15C
Weight: 1.6 gram
Condition Rating: 8 (stick pin findings have been removed and chain has been soldered to horseshoe to add diamond briolettes)
Good Luck Earrings / Diamond Earrings Victorian Horseshoe Earrings Cognac Diamon
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.