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Victorian Sapphire & Diamond "Diving Swallow" Necklace

Victorian Sapphire & Diamond "Diving Swallow" Necklace

$3,250.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

A stunning antique diving swallow necklace; the bird is set with diamonds, sapphires, and a ruby eye, modelled in 15k gold with silver settings. We've added a period gold chain, converting what was once a brooch into a very wearable necklace.

The swallow motif was popular with the Victorians. Since they pair for life, swallows came to represent love and fidelity, and also symbolised wishing your loved one to return home safely.

STONES 

Blue Sapphires

Rose Cut Diamonds

Ruby Cabochon

MEASUREMENTS 

Swallow: 2.4 x 3.4cm (width by height)

Wearable length: 18 inches

WEIGHT 

13.3g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold and silver (chain is 9k gold)

CONDITION 

Excellent, converted from a brooch

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