In the northern hemisphere the migration of the swallow is one of the early signs of spring and 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. This sweet pair of gold swallows with amethyst pendants are a symbol of abundance and homecoming.
15k gold (marked), 3.6mm x 4mm amethysts
Very good - one bird has lost a little off one of it's tail feathers; amethyst pendants may not be original to the earrings
1 1/8" length measured from the top of the ear wire, 1" wingspan
1837 — 1901
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The meaning of birds in jewelry: owls, parrots, swallows, doves, eagles and aigrettes.