Each pair of horseshoe earrings is individually handmade from solid silver (99.9% silver), making every pair slightly different and unique. They have sterling silver ear posts and clips and come boxed so make a perfect gift.
The horseshoe earrings are approximately 1cm in size and as the posts are slightly shorter, they are comfortable even when sleeping in them
You can choose to have your horseshoe earrings with stones in the stud hole and can choose from many different colours. If the colour you would like is not listed in the options, please get in touch and I will let you know if I can get the crystal in your chosen colour.
The Lucky Horseshoe
Horseshoes have long been considered lucky. They were originally made of iron, a material which was believed to ward off evil spirits, and traditionally were held in place with seven nails, seven being the luckiest number. The superstition acquired a further Christian twist due to a legend surrounding the 10th century saint Dunstan, who worked as a blacksmith before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury. The legend recounts that, one day, the Devil walked into Dunstan’s shop and asked him to shoe his horse. Dunstan pretended not to recognize him, and agreed to the request; but rather than nailing the shoe to the horse’s hoof, he nailed it to the Devil’s own foot, causing him great pain. Dunstan eventually agreed to remove the shoe, but only after extracting a promise that the Devil would never enter a household with a horseshoe nailed to the door.
Opinion is divided as to which way up the horseshoe ought to be nailed. Some say the ends should point up, so that the horseshoe catches the luck; others say they should point down, so that the luck is poured upon those entering the home. Superstitious sailors believe that nailing a horseshoe to the mast will help their vessel avoid storms. (quote from wikipedia)
Silver is said to bring calmness and tranquility too, so these silver horseshoe earrings could help to bring you luck, calmness and tranquility all in one go
Each piece is hallmarked in Birmingham, so you are guaranteed the quality of the silver, in effect you are buying jewellers quality pieces individually handmade in the Staffordshire countryside.
The horseshoe is modeled on a genuine horseshoe left behind when my workshop was converted from the 400 year old barn into the silversmithing studio it is today.
The site had been a stables for many years, housing many horses over the years, so it only seemed fitting that I made this range of equestrian jewellery in tribute to the many horses who have lived there.