Evoking a world of bygone elegance this superbly crafted antique silver miniature Swallow brooch is set with paste 'diamonds' and if you look closely you can see that this teeny tiny love bird has ruby red paste eyes. Hallmarked in Chester in 1902 this little pin is very collectible too, Chester assay office closed in 1962 so these historical hallmarks are always desirable.
Swallows mate for life, they were a beloved motif in antique jewellery, speaking of eternity, loyalty and fidelity. Jewellery featuring swallows was often given to young couples or exchanged between them on their wedding day, and it was worn by both men and women.
A lovely example of this type of sentimental sweetheart jewellery and something old so perfect for the wedding bride or groom! If you love minimalist antique jewellery then this pin might be for you too! The pin will arrive in the oval antique style ring box shown in the photos, perfect for gifting and safekeeping!
MATERIALS: sterling silver
GEMSTONES: paste (glass)
SIZE: 1" (2.5cm) across
HALLMARKS: stamped 'lion passant' for sterling, '3 wheatsheaves & sword' for Chester, date letter 'B' for 1902
ERA: Edwardian, dated 1902
WEIGHT: 2 grams
CONDITION: in very, very good condition, the silver nice and bright with all the stones present and secure, please see the photos. The pin back is nice and sturdy for such a tiny size and in perfect working order.
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Paste Diamonds, Paste Rubies.