Sophie Swallow Pendant
This one-of-a-kind necklace is composed of:
- Art Deco, sterling silver dress pin in the design of a swallow from the late 1800s. This dress pin has crystal rhinestone details set throughout the design along with garnet eyes and hand feather details. This piece was made and sourced in England.
This necklace measures a standard 24” on a 14k gold filled chain including an original watch fob clasp. The pendant measures 2.25" in height.
Birds were a popular symbol in the Victorian era and were a common motif in jewelry. Swallows and doves in particular adorned all kinds of pieces. Swallows mate for life and always go back to their nest, so it made sense for them to be on jewelry that lovers would give to each other. The birds were a popular symbol for sailors as well: spotting a them in the sky was the first sign their ship was close to land where they would return to their loved ones.
All of our modern heirlooms are designed with elements mostly from the late 1800s - 1920s and the highest quality solid gold and gold-filled components. To learn more about different types of gold and composition, check out our Gold Jewelry Guide.
We make, design, and restore each piece of jewelry with the hope you will love and enjoy your modern heirlooms for many years to come. Check out our Jewelry Care Guide for tips on how to care for your pieces so they last a lifetime.
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