Exquisite, Victorian 18ct, 18k, 750 Gold Swallow Turquoise Necklace. Circa 1860 Exquisite, Victorian 18ct, 18k, 750 Gold Swallow Turquoise Necklace. Circa 1840 Click images to enlarge
Description Exquisite, Victorian 18ct, 18k, 750 Gold Swallow Turquoise Necklace.
A late Georgian, early Victorian lavaliere necklace featuring a decorative gold plaque with a 3mm Cabachon Turquoise gemstone mounted in the centre.
Attached via a fine chain is a bird (swallow or swift) diving down with a heart attached to its beak, the bird has a matching smaller Turquoise gemstone mounted in its body.
Exquisitively made in 18ct yellow gold, the bird has finely detailed feathers, eyes & beak.
The fine chain that connects the bird to the plaque looks to be original, but the main chain is a replacement and has the 750 hallmark (denotes 18carat gold) on the clasp.
A religious icon, the French “Saint Esprit” or Holy Spirit takes the form of a dove, this is literally the cross of the Holy Ghost, the dove with its wings spread forms the shape of the cross.
It is a symbol of faith.
So this may be a mourning piece of jewellery with the heart representing love in the beak of the bird.
This beautiful, dainty piece of historic jewellery will be delivered in a new black leatherette and velvet case as displayed.
MEASUREMENT : form top of the plaque to the bottom of the heart 1.5″ / 4cm ( 2cm wide). Length: 17″ / 43cm
WEIGHT: 2.3 grams
HALLMARKS: 750 (denotes 18carat gold)
CONDITION: Good antique condition – tiny ding on back of heart as shown in image
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
PRODUCT CODE: N049 Payment
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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.
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