This beautiful old horseshoe necklace carries the symbol of luck.
It can be enjoyed by equestrians as well as just about anyone with a penchant for good fortune!
Converted from a brooch it has synthetic sapphires bezel set alternating with pearls in a large horseshoe shape. The back is in 14k pink gold and the front has a rope design that is in 14k yellow gold that twists around the stones and give it the appearance of aged silver which is why I paired it with a 14k white gold chain.
This mid Victorian piece has a bold look as a necklace. It is large and noticeable. Most cultures (but not all!) believe that hanging the horseshoe with the points upward allows it to catch good luck and not drop it, holding it for when you need it most!
color: light blue
Measurement: 2.6 - 2 mm
cut: Old Mine Cuts
Measurements: 9 @ 2.5 - 3 mm
Shape: round 1/2 drilled
Cable Link Chain
Width: 0.9 mm
Metal: 14k white gold
Clasp: spring ring
Dimensions: 34 mm long x 32.3 mm wide x 4 mm thick
Metal: 14k pink and yellow gold pendant & 14k white gold chain
Markings: 14k on chain only
Weight: 6.3 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (all stones have been checked, pin finding has been removed and jump rings added to attach chain)
Large Victorian Horseshoe Necklace in 14k Pink Gold with Pearls and Synthetic Sa
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.