Now you can "Be Lucky" in shimmering style with this insanely dazzling horseshoe that attracts good fortune wherever you go. As you can read below, the horseshoe's claim to luck is steeped in history! The perfect gift for any age! Size: 1½" high x 1¼" wide approx. Plated in Sterling Silver and presented in a black velvet box.
The meaning behind the luck of the horseshoe?
Well, it all dates back to the 10th Century and St Dunstan. This popular British Saint was a blacksmith, renowned for his visions and artistic craftsmanship. Children would pray to him for protection and their prayers would be answered. Legend has it that the Devil, hearing of St. Dunstan's great skill as a smith, asked him to shoe his single hoof. St Dunstan purposefully hurt him and in exchange for mercy, the Devil promised never to enter a place where a horseshoe is displayed. The wearing of a horseshoe is said to have the same protective effect.