This is a mid 20th c replica of an early/mid 1800's brooch. The gold (probably electroplated gold) metal horse shoe is covered in an intricate scroll design w a beaded edge which was a very popular jewelry motif in the early to mid 1800's. This brooch is decorated w 5 large white pearls. It measures 1.5" x 1.25" and fastens w a modern, locking/rolling C clasp & hinged pin. It looks far more expensive than its price tag.