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Late Victorian Pearl Swallow Necklace

$925

Made near the turn of the 20th century, this 15k gold swallow is rendered in mid-flight with seed pearls adorning its wings and body. According to lore, swallows were a welcome sight to voyage-weary sailors who believed the little birds prevented ships from getting lost and led them into safe harbor.

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  • Materials

    15k gold (marked), seed pearls, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 1/8" length including the bale, 5/8" width, 18" chain

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18371901

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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