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Victorian 9ct Gold Swallow And Seed Pearl Bar Brooch

$320.00

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This stunning Victorian brooch has three swallows set onto a wavy bar. Two swallows are set with 11 seed pearls and the third with eight, a total of 30 lovely seed pearls in all. It is an excellent example of Victorian sentimental jewellery. The brooch is stamped "9Ct" to the reverse, fastens with a secure "C" pin fastening.  It measures 45mm in length.  

Swallows are birds known to mate for life, and they always return to their nests after time away. They were therefore used in Victorian and Edwardian jewellery to symbolise love and constancy. Swallow brooches, as well as other jewellery bearing the image of a swallow, were therefore also often given to loved ones when the giver set out on a long journey, as a charm to keep them safe until their return, and to guide the giver home. The symbol of the swallow often meant, 'to safely return home'.

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This unique piece of jewellery may have signs of wear due to its history. It is beautifully imperfect and should be treated with love and care.