Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring
Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring

Late Victorian 14k 0.23 CTW Royal Blue Sapphire Lucky Horseshoe and Shamrock Ring

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General Information:

  • US Size: 6.50
  • Total Carat Weight: 0.23 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: 1.68 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: Band tests at 14k; face of ring tests a smidge higher at at least 16k
  • Dimensions: 14.73 mm north to south ring face (horseshoe height) x 9.91 mm east to west ring face (horseshoe width); 3.91 mm rise from the finger (depth); shank is ~1.61 mm wide
  • Weight: 2.61 grams
  • Markings: No markings, but tests for 14k-16k.
  • Era: The horseshoe/shamrock face started life c. 1880-1900 as a cravat or stick pin intended for wear by either a Victorian lady or a gentleman. It was refreshed as a ring with the addition of a plain gold band, breathing new life into a less popular jewelry trend. This conversion was done prior to the shop’s procurement, so the date of the band is unknown, though it likely dates to sometime between 1900-1950. However, without knowing an exact provenance, we cannot ascertain a more precise date range beyond what our years of collecting, dealing, learning and refining our expertise enables us to determine.
  • Buyer Notes: This ring is a very handsome, very prim piece, with insanely beautiful color exuding from the center stones. It is a wonderful solo statement piece, opting for a sophisticated look over the opulent, without sacrificing historic symbolism and detail. The sapphires show wear commensurate with the piece’s 130+ age, affectionate use and transformation. There are some nibbles and nicks, as photographed, and the price fairly reflects this time-earned wear.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Sapphire
  • Center Stone Count: Three (3)
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 2.92 x 2.48 x 1.48 mm; 2.74 x 2.69 x 1.64 mm; 2.83 x 2.52 x 1.55 mm
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: by formula per the specific gravity of sapphire and in coordination to the measurements above, 0.071 ct; 0.083 ct; 0.075 ct
  • Center Stone Shape: Round to ovular faceted old cut
  • Center Stone Color: Vivid royal blue
  • Center Stone Clarity: Translucent

The Story:

A striking and minimalist approach to the iconic Victorian horseshoe, this sleek statement ring boasts an articulated silhouette with near knuckle-to-knuckle spread and vibrant color. This ring is formed as a stemmed shamrock within a tapered horseshoe, featuring a trio of bright, royal blue sapphires within cupped bezels.

The horseshoe finish is satin-like, as very faint ‘brushing’ can be seen under magnification, as pictured. It is also possible that this effect is actually because the horseshoe was originally bloomed. Bloomed gold is a technique in which a gold item is dipped in a chemical mixture consisting of water, salt, potassium nitrate, and muriatic acid, which dissolves away all non-gold (alloyed) content from the outermost top layer of the item, leaving instead a pure, solid gold ‘coating’. This process was extremely popular for jewelry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from which this horseshoe dates.

The sapphires present are notably blue in color, very vivid and lively, especially in bright natural light. They are petite, but pack a punch, and add just the right chromatic touch to the buttery gold of the ring mount. These sapphires rest within organically shaped bezel settings which recall the outline of a shamrock’s leaflets, and even exhibit a ‘pinched’ edge to create the cleft of the leaves. Such a subtle detail is a clever element within the context of such a simple, chic ring design, and draws the eye around the shamrock’s form.

As is the case with all antique-- particularly Victorian-- jewelry, this ring conveys a secret message within its design. The horseshoe is believed to be a lucky token, and stemming from high hopes for trophies and supplies gathered on hunting trips, which of course, meant food, garb, materials for living, and more. It was not until the 1860s or so that horseshoes and other equestrian themed motifs arose to their peak popularity in jewelry, and have remained a common theme ever since. 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, pearls are also steeped in symbolism, seen as emblems of purity and sanctity, and promoting inner integrity and youth.

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. Most appropriately, sapphire is believed to center one’s spiritual insight and intuition, and denotes holiness and an elevated life. It is thought to inspire determination and encourage order and self-discipline. All together, these symbolic components offer a sign of good fortune and great blessing upon the wearer.

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