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Edwardian Pearl Horseshoe Necklace

$900

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 Edwardian pearl horseshoe has been converted from a stickpin into a pendant and hangs from a new 18" 14k gold chain.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), seed pearls, new 14k gold chan

  • Age

    c. 1900

  • Condition

    Very good - converted from a stickpin into a necklace

  • Size

    7/8" x 3/4" horseshoe, 18" chain

Edwardian

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EdwardianEra

19001910

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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