A popular design used in the Victorian era, swallows were believed to represent love and were also given as a symbol of returning safely to your loved ones. The swallow mates for life, making this pendant/charm a beautiful gift for a special someone to symbolise your commitment to each other. We think it would make an incredibly sentimental gift for a bride to be!
The charm is made from 15ct yellow gold, marked '15ct' to the back. The swallow has lovely detailing to the front, studded with 12 small seed pearls and is plain to the back. We beleive the swallow was once an antique stick pin that has been converted into a charm at some point in time.
The charm measures approx 18.8mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 14.7mm wide by approx 2mm deep. The charm weighs approx 1g.
Condition - The charm is in good vintage condition with some signs of age and wear, including light surface wear to the gold and seed pearls. The 15ct gold mark to the back of the charm is now a little worn but can still be made out. The seed pearls vary slightly in size and colour. The jump ring is currently pushed closed. Please see photos for more detail.
*Please note the antique box and chain pictured are not included in the sale but the charm will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Antique 15ct gold and seed pearl swallow charm
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