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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Wish Bone Swallow Bird Small Pin Pair
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Wish Bone Swallow Bird Small Pin Pair. 


Up for offer is a lovely pair of antique Victorian solid sterling silver small wish bone & swallow bird pin pair. These pins would look lovely as cufflinks, or on the collar of a shirt! You could even keep one for yourself and give the other to someone you love.


Nineteenth and early twentieth century jewelry is rich with symbolism. Almost everything carries a message or has a meaning. Some are obvious and some require a little research. Like the horseshoe, the wishbone is a symbol of good luck, good wishes, and hope. As you've probably heard, at the end of a meal involving a bird, two people may pull on the wishbone. Each hopes to get the larger piece. The one who does, gets their wish granted.


During the 19th century, wishbone charms were often given out at weddings (along with other symbols of good luck) to wish the new couple luck in their marriage.


Swallows mate for life and always go back to their nest, so it made sense for them to be on jewelry that lovers would give to each other.


Time Period: 1837-1901


Measurements

Height: 9mm

Width: 20mm

Weight: 2.1 g


Condition: Excellent; item is pre-owned and may have some signs of light use. Please look closely at the pictures provided as they are an extension of the written description.

BTG- 1972

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Wish Bone Swallow Bird Small Pin Pair

SKU: 225779191101
$120.00Price

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