In the northern hemisphere the migration of the swallow is one of the early indications of spring and sign of the fertile period to come. According to lore, swallows were a welcome sight to voyage-weary sailors who believed the little birds prevented ships from getting lost and led them into safe harbor. Formerly a brooch, this Edwardian swallow is modeled in 9k gold with rose cut diamonds along the edges of its wings and tail feathers and garnet cabochons for eyes.
9k gold (marked), 10 rose cut diamonds, 2 1mm garnet cabochons, new 14k gold chain
Very good - converted from a brooch into a necklace
7/8" length, 1 7/8" wingspan, 18" chain
1900 — 1910
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The meaning of birds in jewelry: owls, parrots, swallows, doves, eagles and aigrettes.