We've always been drawn to the equestrian culture and iconography. This bracelet is inspired by the many 19th Century horseshoe bracelets we've handled over the years. It can be worn everyday or for special occasions.
"By the mid-1870s, this design had captured the fancy of the public, and by the 1880s many equestrienne was wearing a silver horseshoe of the lapel of her riding habit. By the 1890s all manner of sporting jewelry was popular. Besides horseshoes, which often carried the motto "Good Luck," there were miniature riding crops, hunting horns, and fox heads for huntress; "
p. 45, Victorian Jewelry Unexplored Treasures, 1991,
by Ginny Redington Dawes and Corinne Davidov.
At the Seaside, Sophie Croizette on Horseback, 1873, Carolus Duran
From our archives. Victorian era sterling silver horseshoe bracelet from, with seven lucky nails. English in origin. Circa 1890. Sold
Bell & Bird Diamond Horseshoe Bracelet
Inspired by our love of horses and similar Victorian era bracelets we have encountered over the years, we have created a modern interpretation of this classic motif. The bracelet is hand-fabricated from solid 18k gold and is notably heavy. 7 brilliant cut diamonds are set into the face. Designed to fit comfortably snugly to the wrist.
Handmade in our Texas workshop, this ring is in our custom blend of 18K rose gold. A more subdued, darker tone than commercially available rose gold. We call this color "old gold" and created the alloy in the spirit of the many 19th century rings we have handled.
Inner circumference measures approximately 6" and it hinged with a gold safety chain. This bracelet can fit a small - medium sized wrist. Measures 1/2" in depth.