The Victorians loved their symbolism. Buckle and snakes, moons and stars, clovers and horseshoes especially soared in popularity during the later 1800s, just about the time that these earrings were made. Horseshoes were thought to be a source of good luck and protective against evil. Victorians also loved to wear accessories that expressed their hobbies. The wearer of these stunning baubles could easily have been a rider, or lover of all things equine.
These elaborate, but eminently wearable antique Victorian 9k horseshoe drop earrings were handcrafted in England around 1880 at the height of the Victorian Era. They’re absolutely layered in traditional Victorian gold work, giving them a wonderful three dimensional quality. They weigh 1.9 grams and individually measure 34 x 19.8 x 4.3 mm. They are marked '9ct' and have been professionally acid tested to verify the metal content. These gorgeous earrings would make the perfect gift or a very special treat for any lover of horses, Victorian symbolism or anyone who believes you can never have too much luck!
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