Exquisite, Edwardian 15ct Gold Swallow brooch with sapphire, ruby, diamond and seed pearls
A romantic, sweetheart brooch featuring a central shamrock motif mounted with a Sapphire, Ruby & Diamond, the shamrock is mounted on a knife-edged gold bar flanked by a pair of swallows. The swallows are mounted with tiny seed pearls
The brooch is finished with pearl finials.
Complete with overlocking C-clasp fitting.
Hallmarked: 15ct (denotes 15carat gold)
Swallows were a popular motif used in Victorian times and was often given as a token of love, often from some-one who was travelling or going to war. The swallow is the first bird that is seen from a ship as it returns to land.
The swallow represents a loved one returning safely home!
Shamrock represents “perpetuity,” which essentially means “forever”
So the brooch would mean I will return to you and we will be together, forever!
MEASUREMENTS: 51.3 x 13.3mm
WEIGHT: 4 grams
CONDITION: Very good antique condition.
DATE: Edwardian (1901 to 1910)