Antique mid Victorian 14k gold ruby and diamond equestrian horse shoe riding crop locket back brooch pin original safety


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Very scarce brooch in in remarkable condition, antique mid-Victorian 14k yellow gold equestrian themed with horse shoes and riding crop. Genuine round faceted rubies and rose cut diamonds. Completely hand crafted with extremely high level of detail and artistry, all individually pieced construction. The brooch measures 1-3/4" x 3/4" x 1/4" thick, weighs 7 grams. Still has the original 4" long 14k gold safety chain and a surprise, on the back, a hidden locket compartment with the original bezel! Would have originally been used as a hair receiver (those sentimental Victorians were so clever!). The rubies and diamonds each measures between 1mm and 2mm and are all prong set, very high quality mounting and construction techniques. Softly satin frosted "Bloomed Gold" finish.


NON US buyers please contact us for shipping rates. We give gracious hassle free returns, but please read the description carefully for the accurate measurements. Your time is valuable as is ours, so If you have any questions please contact us prior to ordering.

The piece is completely original with c shaped clasp, wide tubed hinge, and a metal pin stem that extends 4mm beyond the c clasp. No alterations or repairs, the diamonds and rubies are all original to the piece. All the stones are in extremely fine condition, the rubies have wonderful intensely saturated color and the diamonds are all clean and bright. Typical of the majority of authentic antique Victorian jewels (particularly hand crafted pieces such as this), the piece is not gold hallmarked, but it has been carefully tested by two separate independent jewelers for karat fineness and is guaranteed minimum 14k solid gold in content and purity. Has been cleaned very lightly and retains most of its softly aged patina. In outstanding extremely well babied condition, mid-Victorian circa mid 1800s. Truly delicious!

"BLOOMED GOLD"- The frosted finish or satin finish of bloomed gold is the result of bathing the gold in acid. This finishing technique is typically seen on turn of the century Victorian and Edwardian jewelry, although it dates back to its original use in the mid 1800s. The recipe involved boiling the gold in a mixture of salt, water, hydrochloric (muriatic) acid, and salt petre (potassium nitrate). The process created extremely tiny scarring in the surface of the gold which left a matte finish resembling peach skin- and referred to as "bloomed-gold". The finish was also used on only portions of a piece of jewelry, creating a dramatic contrast to a highly polished background or foreground. NON US BUYERS PLEASE CONTACT US FOR SHIPPING RATES.........

THIS LISTING IS FOR THE ITEM OR ITEMS SHOWN IN THE FIRST IMAGE ONLY. Any other items shown in the listing are not included, and are shown to help you visualize size, scale and proportion, and to show other similar items that we may have available in our inventory.


We accept the following types of payment:

U.S. Buyers:
Paypal (VERIFIED Paypal accounts only), Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Money Order, Cashiers Check, Bank Wire Transfer, *Personal Check

*Personal checks will be held 14 days to clear before shipping. We require a $35 fee for any check returned to us from the bank for insufficient funds.

Payment is due within 48 hours of purchase. Money orders and cashiers checks and personal checks due within 1 week of purchase. Items will be returned to stock after this time. Ohio residents must add 6.75% sales tax (or provide us with a current Ohio vendors license number held in your name).

Non U.S. Buyers:
We accept Paypal (VERIFIED Paypal accounts only) for purchases under $200. For all purchases over $200 we require either Western Union or *Bank Wire Transfer. Any fees are the buyers responsibility.

*Information for Bank Wire Transfer: please contact and we will supply on request with an active purchase order. There is an automatic $20 fee applied to all bank wire transfers.

Shipping from United States

We ship United States Postal Service (USPS) only. Domestic U.S. shipping rates are listed in each of our descriptions. We always combine shipping on multiples purchases, so please do not submit payment until you receive an order confirmation from us.

ALL NON U.S. ORDERS PLEASE NOTE- Any Value Added Tax (VAT), Duty, Customs, or Import taxes or fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer. If you are unsure contact your countries customs office. IT IS ILLEGAL TO FALSIFY THE VALUE OR CONTENTS OF YOUR ORDER- please do not ask us to do so.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details


If you wish to return an item, you MUST notify us within the allowable THREE (3) DAY INSPECTION PERIOD after you receive it. We will refer to the USPS delivery confirmation (tracking) date that was provided to you at the time of your purchase. Layaway's are Non-Refundable. We do not charge restock fees for returns. Your time is valuable, as is ours- please contact us with any questions you may have BEFORE ordering. Read the description carefully for accurate measurements. If you are unsure, contact us for further clarification, as no exceptions will be made to our return/refund policy. WE ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE A VIDEO OF ANY PIECE IN OUR INVENTORY- JUST ASK!

The following conditions apply:

1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of your notification of return.

2) The item must be returned via US Postal Service, in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with tracking. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Please provide us with the tracking number once posted.

3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.

In case of items damaged or lost during in shipment, please notify us immediately upon receipt of the parcel, and we will provide you with information regarding filing a claim with USPS. DO NOT RETURN ITEMS DAMAGED IN SHIPPING WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING US, AS DOING SO WILL VOID THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE SHIPPING INSURANCE POLICIES. Be sure to keep all the original packaging, as well as all pieces of the damaged item. USPS will ask to examine the parcel when the claim is filed.

USPS requires a waiting period of 30 days from the date of mailing before filing a claim for lost items. If you have not received your parcel within a reasonable period of time after receiving our notice of shipment, please email us to report the problem. USPS may ask to review email correspondence between the buyer and seller to confirm details and verify the loss.


We offer fellow Etsy dealers a 10% courtesy discount. Please notify us before placing your order so that we may make the appropriate adjustment to the listing.

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