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Edwardian Boar & Sow Lucky Pig Charm Necklaces


“Schwein haben” literally translates from the German as "to have a pig" but actually means “good luck”. Since the Middle Ages, pigs have been associated with good fortune. Some sources suggest that pigs were a symbol of wealth and prosperity as swine farmers always had plenty of food. In old Nordic mythology, the boar was a sacred animal and was a symbol of fertility and a protective talisman. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the pig was a popular good luck charm in the UK, France, Austria and Germany. These swine charms date to the Edwardian period. Fashioned in 14k gold, the sow is engraved with the initials “E.L” and the boar’s eyes sparkle with rose cut diamonds. Sold separately. 


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), new 14k gold chains, 2 1.5mm rose cut diamonds set in the boar's eyes

  • Age

    c. 1910

  • Condition

    Very good - the sow is engraved with initials "E.L"

  • Size

    3/4" x 7/8" sow, 3/4" x 1" boar, 18" chains





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.