Dainty, pearl encrusted horse-shoe pendant necklace (PB-2221-N)
Design code: PB-2221-N
Handcrafted in sterling silver with individually and painstakingly hand set seed pearls.
Dimensions: (of the horse-shoe pendant) 2.1 cms long and 1.7 cms at the widest. Total necklace length is 16" long (with a 'lobster hook' back closure) and an additional 1.5" extension chain.
A fascinating aspect of Victorian jewellery is the deep symbolism and sentimentality rendered in its designs. Aside from charm, ageless beauty and nostalgic value, Victorian jewellery pieces, more often than not, contained a hidden meaning/message/story through the choice of material, shape, types of gemstones used, as well as their arrangement.
The horseshoe was considered a symbol of good luck and was thought to bring on success, prosperity and protect it's possessor from evil. Facing upward they were said to bring luck to the wearer and facing downward, they sent luck out into the universe.