This antique end of the 19th century horseshoe conversion pendant is for the equestrian lover symbolizing good luck. This was a stickpin that was converted to a necklace by removing the pin and adding a 16" 10k gold chain to it totaling its length to 16.25".
It looks lovely layered with a long chain or by itself.
Light Cable Link Chain
Width: 0.5 mm
Metal: 10k yellow gold
Clasp: spring ring
Dimensions: 15.8 mm long x 13.6mm wide x 1.1 mm thick
Metal: 9k Yellow Gold Horseshoe & 10k Yellow Gold Chain
Markings: 10KT on chain
Weight: 0.9 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (has been refinished on the backside and chain has been soldered on permanently)
Victorian Horseshoe Necklace in 9k / 10k Yellow Gold Chain
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.