French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center
French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center

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French Victorian 18k 0.90 CTW Rose Cut Diamond and Ruby Horseshoe Stick Pin with Pearl Shamrock Center

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General Information:

  • Total Carat Weight: 0.90 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: 1.80 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 18-24k warm, patinaed yellow gold
  • Dimensions: Horseshoe pin head is 17.40 mm north to south x 13.80 mm east to west x 4.35 mm deep not including stem pin and to top of pearls; 74.80 stem pin length; 76.70 mm overall length
  • Weight: A very nicely weighty 2.92 grams
  • Markings: Two very small marks (about 0.80 to 1.0 mm in length): one appears to be the French mark for 750 (18k gold) depicting an eagle head, and the other is illegible but is possibly a maker’s mark
  • Era: c. 1870-1900 (late Victorian/early Edwardian)
  • Buyer Notes: This stick pin is incredibly elegant, a beautiful variant of the ever popular horseshoe shape. This design boasts the company of three precious gems that provide visual contrast to the polish of the gold body and against one another. The pin is highly collectible, particularly in that its design is a very rare, very lovely rendition of a prevalent style talisman. It is very weighty, a notable characteristic amongst antique stick pins, and shows a rich, natural patina to the deep yellow gold.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: Five (5)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: By formula per the specific gravity of diamond, 0.06 ctw (0.010 ct; 0.018 ct; 0.021 ct; 0.009 ct; 0.006 ct)
  • Center Stone Dimensions: Measured within mounting to preserve the piece’s integrity, 1.60 x 1.50 x 0.75 mm; 1.75 x 1.80 x 1.00 mm; 1.75 x 1.75 x 1.10 mm; 1.50 x 1.60 x 0.70 mm; 1.30 x 1.15 x 0.70 mm
  • Center Stone Shape: Rose Cut
  • Center Stone Color: H-I
  • Center Stone Clarity: VS1-VS2 
  • Side Stone Type: Ruby
  • Side Stone Count: Four (4)
  • Side Stone Carat Weight: By formula per the specific gravity of ruby, 0.11 ctw (0.019 ct; 0.037 ct; 0.038 ct; 0.019 ct)
  • Side Stone Dimensions: Measured within mounting to preserve the piece’s integrity, 1.60 x 1.70 x 1.00 mm; 2.10 x 2.20 x 1.20 mm; 2.15 x 1.95 x 1.30 mm; 1.70 x 1.60 x 1.00 mm
  • Side Stone Shape: Rose Cut
  • Side Stone Color: Vivid pinkish-purple
  • Side Stone Clarity: Translucent 
  • Side Stone Type: Pearl
  • Side Stone Count: Three (3)
  • Side Stone Carat Weight: By formula per the specific gravity of pearl,  0.72 ctw (0.23 ct; 0.26 ct; 0.23 ct)
  • Side Stone Dimensions: Measured within mounting to preserve the piece’s integrity, ~3.15 mm; ~3.35 mm; ~3.12 mm
  • Side Stone Shape: (Undrilled) Spheroid Cabochon
  • Side Stone Color: Cream with very slight pinkish undertone
  • Side Stone Clarity: Good luster

The Story:

Beautifully articulated as a relic of a bygone era of craftsmanship and narrative, this hefty stick pin features the long beloved 19th-20th century motif of the horseshoe. This pin’s horseshoe has a broad face of ample gold breadth, a clean backdrop for the bead-prong set gemstones that it mounts. Subtle details complete the u-shaped piece, including a widow’s peak arch at its top-center (toe caulk), and two lips that decorate the bottom edges (hooked heel caulk).

This pin’s head is large for a stick pin, and is therefore extremely desirable for wear as a lapel brooch or as a charm conversion piece. This pin also boasts a collection of brilliant gemstones, including diamonds and rubies of delectable clarity and color, and a trio of lustrous creamy pearls. This combination of gems is rather rare, and creates an eye-catching appearance for which collectors pine. The feminine colors are commonly found amongst jewels dating from the last quarter of the 1800s and the earliest years of the turn of the century.  

This pin is imbued with meaning, just as all Victorian era jewels are known to be. Horseshoes are seen as symbols of good luck: When worn u-shape up, the shoe ‘catches’ divine good fortunes for the wearer, and when worn u-shape down, it is thought to bestow blessings and favor on friends and strangers alike. In suit, the shamrock designed with three leaves conveys loyalty, amiability, integrity, muliebrity and fecundity. Additionally, St. Patrick believed this shape as a metaphor for the mystery of the Holy Trinity, in which God is also Spirit and Christ, a perfect triune that shows God as a father, God as a son, sacrifice and atoner, and God as a living essence indwelling in all human beings. 

Furthermore, the gems that encrust this pin add symbolic value as well: pearls are believed to protect the wearer against evil and negative energy, and promote healthy relationships. Diamonds represent courage and fortitude, and are believed to speak to the earnestness of affection. Finally, rubies are perceived as royal gems, and are thought to symbolize deep passion, nobility and dignity, as well as the spilled blood of Christ in graceful atonement for flawed mankind. Together, these elements weave a glorious story of shared hope, prosperity and the promise of tomorrow.

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