In the northern hemisphere the migration of the swallow is one of the early indication 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 gorgeous late Victorian swallow necklace is modeled in 15k gold with a sapphire set at the crown of its head and a fringe of seed pearls along its wings.
15k gold (marked), .12ct sapphire, seed pearls, new 14k gold chain
Very good - has been converted from a brooch into a necklace
1" length, 2 1/4" wingspan, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
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The meaning of birds in jewelry: owls, parrots, swallows, doves, eagles and aigrettes.