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edwardian Enamel Horseshoe Good Luck Pendant


There are myriad theories as to how the horseshoe came to be a symbol of good luck. One of the most compelling is that the horseshoe evokes the shape of a crescent moon, which many ancient cultures believed to influence the bounty of crops and effect the events of everyday life. Amulets in this shape such as animal horns, the mano cornuto, and yes, also the horseshoe, have been used the world over as a protection against the evil eye and bringer of fortune. This weighty, graphic Edwardian charm is made in 15k gold and enameled with a black horseshoe and the words “good luck” in white. The disc is mounted in a curlicue sovereign holder and hangs from a new 14k gold chain. British hallmarks.


  • Materials

    15k gold (marked), black & white enamel, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    London assay mark for 1922

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use; JCV makers mark

  • Size

    1" length including the bale, 3/4" diameter, 18" chain

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RelatedHistory Lesson

Amulets:Charms of Power and Protection

An amulet is a personal ornament that protects the wearer from adversity, misfortune, illness, and even death.