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 large Victorian horseshoe pendant is elegantly rendered with gold wire woven around freshwater pearls.
14k gold (tests), freshwater pearls
1.5" x 1 3/8"
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.