Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold
Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold

BR576

Mid Century 14k 0.05 CTW Diamond Horseshoe Stick Pin in Two Tone Gold

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General Information:

  • Total Carat Weight:  0.05 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: 0.50 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 14k white gold horseshoe head and 14k yellow gold stem
  • Dimensions: 49.25 mm overall length; head is 8.26 mm long x 7.93 mm wide x 1.34 mm deep excluding the stem to the reverse.
  • Weight: 0.77 grams
  • Markings: Unmarked, but tested
  • Era: This pin is believed to be Mid Century 1950s in origin, but its style, construction and type indicate that it could date to anywhere between the late 1940s and late 1960s. Without knowing a precise provenance, its exact date cannot be ascertained.
  • Buyer Notes: Collectible, sizable and versatile, this pin is rich in symbolism and style, a relic of history and lore. Prospective buyers should note the VERY small size and scale of this stick pin, as it is quite a bit more delicate than it may seem through enlarged images. Also note that this pin does not come with a clutch.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: Five (5)
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 1.25 mm on average, as measured within mounting
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: 0.05 ctw; 0.01 ct each
  • Center Stone Shape: Single cut 
  • Center Stone Color: G-H, estimation due to very small size
  • Center Stone Clarity: VS2

    The Story:

    A sweet talisman for luck and blessings, this Mid Century stick pin dates to the between the 1940s and 1960s. It boasts five total diamonds mounted symmetrically throughout the piece's horseshoe-shaped head: one set onto both sides of the heel, and three mounted across the toe (as indicated by the numbers overlaid in the photograph provided). A clever design trick, the horseshoe appears to have space for an additional pair of single cut diamonds, yet in their stead are two white gold 'roundels'. In effect, these features capture the light and "twinkle" without the added cost of another pair of diamonds. Because the horseshoe is so tiny, the naked eye cannot detect that two stones are intentionally omitted from the mounting pattern. Rather, the horseshoe appears entirely studded with stones to the unaided eye.

    The use of two tone metals in jewelry dates back to the early Georgian years and before, when silver topped gold was common. By the early 1900s, the techniques to melt and mould platinum became available and allowed the introduction of the precious metal to jewelry making, and tastes leaned toward high karat golds and platinums mixed. By the 1920s and 1930s, white gold skyrocketed as a metal of choice alongside platinum, as it was more economical than platinum and achieved a similar stylistic effect. However, the onset of WWII required that the use of platinum be put toward war efforts, causing the use of palladium (a white gold alloy) to rise in use. By the end of the war, white gold-- and indeed, the use of white gold with yellow gold-- was in favor again, a trend that lasted through the 1960s and beyond.

    The horseshoe motif has long been popular as a symbol of both fortune and protection, two themes that have influenced jewelry for thousands of years. During the Victorian period, novelty and sporting jewelry grew to popularity as early as the first quarter of the 19th century, and by the 1870s, they were a dominant favorite by ladies and gentleman consumers alike. Horseshoes were meant to allude to the support of equestrian sports just as much as they conveyed good fortune, leaning most often toward the latter as the Victorian era drew to a close.

    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. Horseshoe jewelry was typically gifted as a celebratory gesture, intended as a blessing over the recipient.

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