Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting
Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting

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Victorian 18k Rose Gold 0.47 CTW Opal Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pierced Crown Setting

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General Information:

  • Total Carat Weight: 0.47 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: 1.17 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 18-24k rose gold
  • Dimensions: Horseshoe pin head is 14.51 mm north to south x 12.28 mm east to west x 2.92 mm deep; 64.07 mm overall length
  • Weight: 1.82 grams
  • Markings: No visible hallmarks; procured as 18k rose gold; tests on our tester as 24k rose gold. Please be advised that this stick pin is high karat gold, between 18-24k.
  • Era: c. 1870-1900 (late Victorian/early Edwardian)
  • Buyer Notes: This stick pin is a very special find, as the horseshoe motif is, alone, incredibly collectible as a symbolic heirloom of the Victorian era, filled with meaning and overflowing with lore. The featured opals are exceptionally lovely in color and color play, notable for their blue hue and variation in movement, a trait that makes these chameleon-like polychromatic natural stones so unique. Due to the fragile structure of opals in general, the condition of these gems proves a victory over time, though their 5.5-6.5 out of 10 ranking on the Mohs Scale ought to be kept in mind as it continues to be enjoyed by future caretakers.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Opal
  • Center Stone Count: Thirteen (13)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: By formula, seven opals are approx. 0.024 ct ea. (0.168 ctw); five opals are 0.052 ct ea. (0.26 ctw); one opal (top-center) is 0.040 ct.
  • Center Stone Dimensions: Measured within mounting to preserve the piece’s integrity, seven opals are 1.97 x 2.01 x 1.06 mm on average; five opals are 2.2 x 2.4 x 1.74 mm; one opal (top-center) is 2.65 x 2.65 x 1.0 mm.
  • Center Stone Shape: Circular Cabochon Cut
  • Center Stone Color: Pale blue to bluish-white in standard, bright light, and vivid turquoise-blue in lower lights
  • Center Stone Clarity: Silica; semi-translucent to opaque

The Story:

An extraordinarily elegant jewel that was originally a neckline ornament intended for a lady’s scarf, this stick pin is a rare example of the elusive opal horseshoe form. While such an equestrian motif was very popular amongst many kinds of Victorian jewelry across most of the era, the horseshoe silhouette itself first reached the height of popularity around the 1860s, and remained fashionable through the Edwardian and Art Deco years, before beginning to taper just slightly toward the end of the Jazz Age. It is a timeless design indeed, carrying with it a message that transcends age, era, culture and even Father Time, himself: good fortune.

It is believed that the horseshoe can both gather and bestow luck; when worn ‘U’-shape up, the talisman catches good fortune for its wearer, and when worn ‘U’-shape down, it is thought to bless others with luck and protection, both friends and strangers alike. The emblem is not relevant solely to equestrians, as its illustrative meaning benefits all with favor and good will. In suit, opals are also steeped in symbolism as well: the precious and fragile gemstone is believed to bring about passion and connection, while also balancing emotion and spurring level headedness. Opals conjure fidelity amongst friends and spiritual instincts within.

The thirteen natural opal cabochons that outfit this stick pin were all cut and finished by the hand of an artisan well over a century ago. Though under the loupe they bear surface abrasions and some flea bites near certain prongs (please reference photographs) commensurate with age and use, they look as beautiful as the day they were first set. These opals are some of the most impressive this shop has had the privilege of offering for sale, with an insane play of color that shifts and changes in any given lighting.

The opals divulge a pale blue body color in natural light, hovering somewhere between haint and cerulean blue in medium light and deepening to turquoise in low light. In incandescent light, this color appears to be closer to a cool peachy-blue. When viewed from a sharp angle, this transforms into a sublime vivid orange glow from within the stone. The finishing touch is the rose gold mount, which appears like a crown coronating the ‘lucky’ thirteen gems in a royal display.

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