ANTIQUE VICTORIAN SWALLOW BROOCH TURQUOISE 15CT GOLD CIRCA 1900
This wonderful antique 15ct Gold Swallow brooch is Victorian Circa 1900.
The fabulous piece is adorned with a beautifully engraved swallow in flight with a lovely Turquoise stone dangling from it’s beak.
Swallows are known to mate for life and therefore symbolise love and faithfulness. The image of a swallow was popular during the Victorian era and was often gifted as a romantic token.
Turquoise stones are considered a symbol of friendship and were once said to bring good fortune to the wearer. The stone has also long being associated with the Forget me not.
'Forget-me-not, O Lord!' is what a poor German knight shouted as he fell into a river. He and his lady were picking flowers by the side of the river at the time when the poor knight suddenly fell in and sank to the bottom. Upon his cries to the Lord, he threw the blue posy of flowers to his loved one. Hence, the concept of remembrance, eternal love and faithfulness grow from this.
The piece is hallmarked 15ct Yellow Gold and fitted with a secure pin and catch.
A lovely, collectable antique piece that looks beautiful when worn!
Weighs 3.1 grams.
Measures 15mm across x 44mm down.
Turquoise measures 3mm x 3mm.
ITEM NUMBER - 9387