Victorian 15ct Gold & Natural Split Pearl Necklace with Swallows & a Heart

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Victorian 15ct Gold & Natural Split Pearl Necklace with Swallows & a Heart

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A wonderful late Victorian 15ct gold necklace that has hidden meanings. In Chinese mythology the swallow represented happiness and the arrival of spring, and was often depicted as part of the flowering peach branch. The swallow was considered daring, risk-seeking, and a symbol of change for good in the future. In England it meant everlasting love and loyalty as swallows mate for life. The heart means everlasting love. The pearl is also said to symbolise the purity, generosity, integrity, and loyalty of its wearer. Ivy leaves literally mean “Cling to me”, so this necklace is packed with meanings and was a gift of love.

Written by Olly Gerrish

This necklace has everything!

MeasurementsLength 40 cm
Heart 1.5 cm by 1.3 cm
ConditionExcellent
Hallmarks15 ct
Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English
ProvenanceEnglish