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Victorian Diamond Swallow Necklace


In the northern hemisphere, the migration of the swallow heralds the advent of spring, serving as both a harbinger of fertility and a beacon of hope for weary sailors. It's no wonder this bird features prominently in traditional sailor tattoos, for they were revered as protectors guiding ships to safe shores—a symbol of homecoming worn on the skin of those who longed for it.


  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), silver, 13 1.5mm-1.8mm rose cut diamonds, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    3/4" length including the bale, 5/8" beak to tail, 18" chain

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