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Victorian Swallow Earrings with Amethysts

$1,400

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.

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  • Materials

    15k gold (marked), 3.6mm x 4mm amethysts

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Very good - one bird has lost a little off one of it's tail feathers; amethyst pendants may not be original to the earrings

  • Size

    1 1/8" length measured from the top of the ear wire, 1" wingspan

Victorian

Aboutthe

VictorianEra

18371901

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.

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