Swallows are birds known to mate for life, and they always return to their nests after time away. They were therefore used in many cases to signify love and constancy across both distance and time. Jewellery featuring swallows was often given to young couples or exchanged between them on their wedding day, and was worn by both men and women. Also swallows were very popular with sailors during the war as seeing a swallow is a clear signal that land is nearby, legend claims that swallows could lead ships safely home. Given as a gift when someone sets out on a long journey to keep the recipient safe until their return. This pretty Victorian brooch measures 40mm long and is set with 1/2 pearls, stamped 15ct and tested to confirm 15ct gold. Weight 3.13g.
PLEASE NOTE: This item will come in a display box but it will not be the one shown in the images