A gilt metal Victorian locket with a horseshoe on one side and a shield on the other (note the ultra cool faceted bale!). Horseshoes are considered lucky no matter their orientation, when positioned facing up they are said to catch the prosperity raining down from the heavens, when the points face down (like the one on this locket) the superstition goes that good fortune will flow forth.
gilt base metal, new 14k gold chain
Very good - one minor dent on the back of the locket
1 7/8" length including the bale, 1 1/8" width, 18" chain
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1837 — 1901
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.
An amulet is a personal ornament that protects the wearer from adversity, misfortune, illness, and even death.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.