Art Deco 14kt Enamel "I Love You" Lucky Horseshoe Spinning Charm
A fun and unusual "lucky horseshoe" charm from the Art Deco (ca1930) era! This sentimental piece is crafted in 14kt gold, and has a unique moveable design. At the center of the horseshoe is a round disc, which can be flipped to display either side as the front. Both sides are enameled with royal blue block letters, forming portions of the romantic words "I Love You." On one side are the letters "I O E O," while the opposite side shows the letters "L V Y U." When the disc is spun around quickly, the speed of the rotation gives the optical illusion that all of the letters appear at once, forming the full phrase. Delicate engraved accents on the front of the horseshoe represent seven "nails" above a curved groove (always seven for good luck!). Stamped on the back of the piece is a "14K" gold purity mark. A simple gold ring bail is attached to the top, perfect for hanging the charm from a fine chain or a favorite bracelet. This heartfelt and unique design would make a fun everyday accessory, and is a perfect gift idea for someone special!
Measurements: The charm hangs 3/4" long (including the ring bail at the top), measures 5/8" wide, and is 1/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the charm is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. All of the enameled letters remain intact, and are free of chips or scratches. The round disc at the center spins freely, and is securely riveted in place. The gold bail at the top is securely attached.