Victorian Horseshoe Earrings, Antique Sterling Silver Good Luck Charm, Horse Lover Friendship Gift Jewelry
Victorian Horseshoe Earrings, Antique Sterling Silver Good Luck Charm, Horse Lover Friendship Gift Jewelry
Victorian Horseshoe Earrings, Antique Sterling Silver Good Luck Charm, Horse Lover Friendship Gift Jewelry
Victorian Horseshoe Earrings, Antique Sterling Silver Good Luck Charm, Horse Lover Friendship Gift Jewelry
Victorian Horseshoe Earrings, Antique Sterling Silver Good Luck Charm, Horse Lover Friendship Gift Jewelry

Victorian Horseshoe Earrings, Antique Sterling Silver Good Luck Charm, Horse Lover Friendship Gift Jewelry

Regular price
$465.00
Sale price
$465.00

Antique Victorian horseshoe earrings crafted in sterling silver circa 1885. By the orientation of the horseshoe, opening downward so the luck can spill out over you, I'd say these are likely English in origin. Measuring approximately 1 1/4" total from ear wire curve to bottom of the horseshoe, while the drops themselves measure about 5/8" long by 3/4" wide, including the curve of the crop. Lightweight and comfortable enough for everyday wear. The horseshoe has been considered a talisman for good luck and magical protection since at least the Middle Ages, it's metaphysical power steeped in centuries of tradition. The origins of this use may be rooted in Old Celtic lore that iron will ward off Faeries, or the Fair Folk, and horseshoes were a readily available source of that particular metal. The way it should be hung depends on the culture in question. Some believe it must be placed up so "the luck doesn't run out". However, in many parts of Europe as well as Latin America it's placed facing down so "the luck can run out over you". As well, sporting images and specifically horse themes were immensely popular in the 19th century. The horse was after all the main form of transportation and played an integral part in every day life. This particular ring plays on horsey motifs combining a miniature riding crop with its whip end wrapped around the curve of the horseshoe. In excllent condition. We've left the rich antique patina intact to pick out all the sweet details. Not marked for metal content but acid tests to sterling silver. ⌘ Shop earrings at The Eden Collective: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939711&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2 ⌘We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS Priority with tracking and insurance 2-3 business days Canada - FEDEX with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS or FEDEX with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location