These Victorian horseshoe drop earrings are conversion earrings. They were originally stickpins from the Victorian period made of hollow construction. Horseshoes are the symbol of luck & has been thought to bring on good fortune, success, prosperity, and well wishes to those that wear it.
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Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.9 x 1.7 mm / 10.8 x 8 x 1.5 mm
Metal: 9k Yellow Gold / hollow construction
Weight: 1 gram
Condition Rating: 8 (small dent on the backside of the single horseshoe, chain and ear wire has been recently added)
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Pair of Victorian Horseshoe Earrings in 9k Yellow Gold - Mismatched Drops
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.