The Victorians loved to incorporate symbolism into their jewelry. It made a piece more significant to give and to wear if there was an emotional connection to it. The motif of the swallow bird indicated romance, faithfulness, and the hope of your loved one returning home safely.
This pretty little bird is crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, with textured wings and a deep cobalt blue enameled body and tail. Marked MERRIN, a product of the Merrin Jewelry Company, established in 1927, and still in business on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan today.
A whimsical little piece, perfect to give as a Bon Voyage gift!
Dimensions: 1.5" x 1.25"
Weight: 5.18 grams
Materials: Gold, Blue enamel
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Marks: MERRIN, 18
Condition: Very good Vintage condition commensurate with age and wear