A pretty Victorian brooch has a gold back and a silver front containing 21 old mine cut diamonds and a central natural l pearl. The diamonds are set in a central horseshoe with some on the ends.
This lucky Victorian diamond and pearl horseshoe brooch was made around 1880. A time when the main mode of transport was by horse and so the horseshoe, which stabilised your horse for a safe trip, became a symbol for luck. Horseshoes become extremely popular during the Victorian era and were worn in jewellery form by ladies of the day. They were also worn during horse races - everyone wanted their lucky token with them.
The hinge and C clasp, typical of this period, are in perfect working order. There is a safety chain.
3.7cm (1½in) wide1.4cm (1/2 in) deep