The migration of the swallow is one of the early signs of spring in the northern hemisphere. The lore surrounding the return of this seasonal bird centers around love, luck, and abundance. This Victorian gold swallow with a beautifully textured body and engraved feathers holds a pearl-set flower in its beak.
15k gold (marked), seed pearls, new 14k gold chain
1" length including the bale, 1 3/8" wingspan, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
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.
The meaning of birds in jewelry: owls, parrots, swallows, doves, eagles and aigrettes.
Supernaturally powerful orbs.