Timeless, pearl fringed, gold-plated Victorian bird earrings
Design code: PB-10457-ER (G)
Handcrafted in sterling silver with garnet and pearls. Gold plated.
Dimensions: 3.5 cms long and 3.2 cms at the widest. Push-post closure.
A fascinating aspect of Victorian jewelry is the deep symbolism and sentimentality rendered in its designs. Aside from charm, ageless beauty, and nostalgic value, Victorian jewelry pieces, more often than not, contained a hidden meaning/message/story through the choice of material, shape, types of gemstones used, as well as their arrangement.
The swallow bird perhaps epitomizes the influence of Romanticism in Victorian jewelry. Swallows mate for life, which showed one's love for their sweetheart, especially when given as a gift.