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Victorian Tiger’s Eye & Pearl Horseshoe Necklace

$1,400

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 Victorian pearl and tiger’s eye horseshoe has been converted from a stickpin into a pendant and hangs from a new 18" 14k gold chain.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), 2mm tiger's eye cabochons, 2mm seed pearls, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - probably converted into a pendant from a brooch

  • Size

    1 1/8" length including the bale, 7/8" width, 18" chain

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18371901

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.

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.