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by Dana Reed $96.00
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  • the story

Stroke of Luck

The horseshoe is one of the best-known good-luck charms, and has been for centuries. In the middle ages, a trio of horseshoes would be nailed above a sick person's bed to bring on a speedy recovery. And superstitious sailors believed that attaching a horseshoe to the mast of their ships would help their vessels safely navigate through tumultuous waters. Even today, the horseshoe's iconic scooped shape is still considered to be a symbol of hope and prosperity, and it can be seen hung above doorways around the world to bring good fortune to the occupants inside.

Inspired by this powerful omen's lucky charms, Chicago-based jewelry designer Dana Reed created this series of sophisticated pieces that evokes the horseshoe's iconic shape in a subtly beautiful fashion. In this delicate cuff, bands of shimmering sterling silver are hammered into a u-shape and bound with twists of fine14 karat rose-gold-filled thread, hinting at the horseshoe's well-known shape for double the luck. Don it everyday to increase your chances of warding off misfortune, or spread the luck around by giving the piece to a friend in need. Handmade in Chicago.

For more variations on the lucky horseshoe theme, see the artist's entire collection here!

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
23775
Made from
sterling silver, 14kt rose gold filled wire
Measurements
Malleable to fit many wrists
  • the maker

Dana Reed

Dana Reed is a local Chicago artist who began designing jewelry while earning her degree in Graphic Design. Her hobby quickly grew into a business in 2002 and after ten years in business her collection has evolved from beaded to metalsmithed jewelry. Mixing metals and textures can be found throughout her collections. Dana's hand-forged jewelry is an effortless marriage of sophisticated minimalism with a hint of urban edge. Her designs are feminine and unique. She is inspired by different cultures, nature and art. She studied in Rome, Italy for a year and attributes her artistic motivation to the European culture. She combines the exotic elements of many cultures with art deco influenced geometrics and ultrachic textures. collection

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HAMMERED CUFF
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3), Wife (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4), Other (3)

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5.0

I love it!

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from Wheaton, IL

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        Comments about HAMMERED CUFF:

        Very pretty bracelet. I've received compliments already.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Very pretty and delicate

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        from Arlington, VA

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              Comments about HAMMERED CUFF:

              I gave this as a college graduation gift to an art major, who loved it. It looks exactly like the picture. Delicate, artistic, a little unusual and with a lot of personality.

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              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
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              • Other

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              4.0

              very nice!

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              from WV

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                    Comments about HAMMERED CUFF:

                    It is exactly as shown in most ways... My wife loved it! The only thing negative that I can find is that it was not as symmetrical as the picture shown.... But my wife never mentioned that.... She loved it!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Wife
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Mother’s Day

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                    5.0

                    Beautiful Bracelet

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                    from Chicago, IL

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                    Pros

                    • Beautiful Materials
                    • Great Design
                    • Well-made

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                        Comments about HAMMERED CUFF:

                        Lovely bracelet - I hesitated a bit to purchase but am so glad that I did. I will be wearing it often.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No, No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
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                        • Other

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                        5.0

                        my wife loved this.

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                        from lebanon in

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                              Comments about HAMMERED CUFF:

                              this was a gift for my wife

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes, Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Wife
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Valentine’s Day

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                              4.0

                              The picture doesn't do it justice

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                              from Utah

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                              Pros

                              • Classy and sleek

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Stylish

                              Comments about HAMMERED CUFF:

                              Great gift for a close friend.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes, Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Other
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Simple and elegant

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                              from Australia

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                                    Comments about HAMMERED CUFF:

                                    The beauty of this bracelet is in its simplicity.

                                    The bracelet is well made and looks like the product shown on the picture.

                                    The bracelet opening easily slides over the wrist and springs back to its original shape for a nice secure and comfortable fit. I imagine the bracelet could be bent/formed to suit larger/smaller wrists.

                                    As far as rating goes I gave it 5/5 despite there being no intricate detail workmanship to assess quality. That said, it is well made and it would be unfair to rate it less than five just because of it's simplistic design.

                                    Is it good value for money? That's a personal view. But to give you an idea on weight, the bracelet (without packaging) weighed approximately 12 grams (using uncalibrated electronic scales).

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes
                                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                    • Wife
                                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Product, Wonderful Service

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                                    from Chalfont ,PA 18914

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                                    • Happy Holiday's

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                                    • none

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                                      Comments about HAMMERED CUFF:

                                      Thank You!

                                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                      • Other
                                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Elegant and stunning!

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                                      from Dana Point, CA

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                                            Comments about HAMMERED CUFF:

                                            The picture doesn't do this bracelet justice!

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                                            • No, No
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                                            • Self
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                                            • Other

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