Vintage Miniature Lucky Elephant Charm
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A sweet, miniature elephant charm, modeled realistically in 14k yellow gold, whose cheerful subject is depicted with a raised trunk. This lucky fellow is small but mighty— he is expressively carved and solidly cast, so he feels a bit like a gold nugget in wear. The lucky elephant concept originates in India and Southeast Asia, where elephants are revered . . . and in the practice of Feng Shui an elephant with a raised trunk is considered good luck, as it represents prosperity and success. We love this elephant's happy face, and his beautifully carved ears, that suggest movement. Wear him alone on a slender neck chain, or pair him with other lucky charms!
c. 1940 - 1950
Total drop (including jump ring) measures approx 13.5 mm; elephant measure approx 9 x 16.75 mm.