Exquisite, Edwardian 18ct, 18k, 750 Gold Swallow & Pearl Necklace. Circa 1910 Exquisite, Victorian 18ct, 18k, 750 Gold Swallow & Pearl Necklace. Circa 1895 Click images to enlarge
Description Exquisite, Victorian 18ct, 18k, 750 Gold Swallow & Pearl Necklace. Circa 1895
A beautiful, antique lavaliere necklace featuring a bird (swallow or swift) diving down with two pearls attached to its beak. The bird is suspended by its wing tips to a seed pearl and gold trace-link chain – complete with barrel clasp. Exquisitively made in 18ct yellow gold, the bird has finely detailed feathers, eyes & beak.
Not hallmarked but fully tested as 18ct gold
In Victorian times, the French “Saint Esprit” or Holy Spirit dove seems to be descending from heaven to earth with wings spread. It is a symbol of faith. The Pearl symbolises tears. So this may be a mourning piece of jewellery or
it may have been given to a loved one when departing for war (the swallow was the first bird seen near land and symbolised a safe journey home) the pearls resembling purity, chastity and delicacy. This beautiful piece of historic jewellery will be delivered in a new black leatherette and velvet case as displayed.
MEASUREMENT: 43mm(from tail to pearl drop) 30mm (wing span). Length: 20″ / 51cm
WEIGHT: 3.9 grams
HALLMARKS: None – tested as 18carat gold
CONDITION: Very good antique condition
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
PRODUCT CODE: N033 Payment
We accept payment via Paypal, bank transfer or cheque Shipping SAME DAY DISPATCH ON ALL ORDERS COMPLETED BEFORE 2PM (Monday to Friday)
We are more than happy to provide combined postage on all of our items, please request a revised invoice once you have completed your purchases.
We post internationally, but liability for customs import export, fees / duty, or cross border charges, is the sole responsibility of the buyer. It is the buyers responsibility to be in compliance with all applicable import regulations.
Terms of Sale
We are totally committed to Customer Satisfaction and take great care to give accurate and detailed descriptions. Photographs have been enlarged to show detail and all measurements are listed in the description. Gemstone sizes and colours are only estimates. All items are Antique, Vintage and pre-owned and will naturally have signs of wear & tear commensurate with age.
We operate a 14 day Returns Policy and will issue a full refund including postage on return of the goods.
The buyer is responsible for the return shipping costs. Please return the item in its original condition & packaging.
About Us A passion for Antique & Vintage Jewellery together with years of retail experience has prompted the team at FineAntiqueJewellery to open an Ebay shop. We strive to source, research and list many beautiful historic pieces of Jewellery from the early Georgian period up to the present day.
Our aim is to provide first class service to all our existing and new customers.
Thank-you and enjoy shopping at our store !!! Contact Us Please email us for any enquiries or additional information.
We also offer a sourcing service if you are looking for that special item?