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Late Victorian Pearl Swallow Necklace


A sweet, petite gold swallow made at the dawn of the 20th century. Seed pearls decorate her wings. At that time, this bird was known to symbolize hope and the promise of safety after a long journey.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), 6 seed pearls, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1900

  • Condition

    Very good - converted into a pendant at some point in time

  • Size

    1 1/4" x 5/8", 18" chain

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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.

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