Victorian Swallow Locket Necklace
This handmade Victorian inspired locket features a black brass swallow set atop a beautiful aged oxidized brass locket. The locket is suspended from a 22 inch vintage aged brass and green glass rosary chain. The unique texture, colors, and subtle aging of this piece creates a haunting antique aesthetic.
In the Victorian era, swallows were strongly associated with love, devotion, and loyalty. Because swallows mate for life, they were often depicted on romantic cards, stationary, and jewelry of the period. They also symbolized waiting for the safe return of a loved one who had embarked on a journey away from home. This unique and timeless locket is perfect for holding one or two small photos of a loved one in the circular compartment, a piece of hair, or other small token.