victorian swallow garnet and 14k gold earrings


The Story

A antique pair of 14 karat yellow gold earrings with a romantic meaning.  The swallows, made during the Victorian era, symbolize love and happiness.  The birds are made from four old cut garnets set in closed and foil backed 14 karat yellow gold settings.  The garnets display in slightly different colors giving them a cool, fun feel. 

We believe the birds were part of a larger piece of Victorian era jewelry, but were converted into earrings with post backs long ago. 

A lovely pair of earrings with romantic symbolism, you'll find yourself reaching for these beauties year after year.

  • Style number: R1313
  • Victorian, circa 1880s-1900, posts added at a later date
  • 14 karat yellow gold
  • 8 garnets with foil backing, 2 round garnets each 3.25 mm and 6 pear-shaped garnets each 8 mm x 3.5 mm (approx.)
  • Height 0.78", width at widest 0.51", depth without backings 4 mm (approx.)
  • Great antique condition- wear consistent with age and use.  Foil back jewelry should avoid liquids, sprays, oils, and lotions.

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