This whimsical 'fine' jewellery piece has been created using an eclectic mix of fancy antique silver and vintage 9ct gold chains. The neck section being a fusion of silver Victorian Albertina watch chain with beautiful and collectable links with engraved bead/ball detail between the longer fancy links. This leads into an antique silver locket chain section with slight graduation to the links, the links are multi banded, finishing off towards the centre 9ct gold 9mm jump ring with several links of vintage 9ct gold belcher link chain.
The centre stage taken by the heavenly detailed vintage sterling silver enamelled bird in flight swallow/bluebird piece. The bale ring is 9ct gold with there also being gold gilding detail to the wing edges and reserve side (gilding on reverse side is worn in places). The pretty bird was Made in Norway and previously a brooch.
This exquisite bird is in excellent vintage condition with no damage to the enamel. The enamel being a lovely white/off white and pale blue.
Keeping the bird company on a fancy 9ct gold vintage chain drop is a beautiful Victorian repousse detailed heart in silver, contrasting perfectly with the gold chain and picking up on the gold accents to the wing tips.
To one side of the necklace I have inserted a gold ring from which is coupled a prettily engraved vintage 9ct gold clover leaf charm.
The necklace fastens centrally to the 9ct gold ring, by way of the original Albertina watch chain's Albert swivel fastener.
A delightfully charming and timeless forever heirloom piece. Love her forever!
Overall length of necklace when worn including drop: 22 inches
Neck Section: 17 inches
Drop Section: 7cm
Bird: 3.6cm x 2.8cm (excluding bale ring)
Where a piece has been converted from a brooch, there may sometimes be a little 'scarring' from where the original pin and hinge once lived. This is often the case with brooch conversion pieces and does not spoil their beauty or enjoyment.
This is a quirky one-of-a-kind heirloom piece, bringing the wearer an item of jewellery as exclusive and individual as them. The perfect keepsake or gift to celebrate life's milestone occasions or just life!
Silver Antique Albertina Chain, Gold, Charm Enamelled Bluebird Swallow Necklace
Be Gentle with Me...............
Please treat your vintage jewellery with the care and respect deserving of its age. Rub gently with a soft silver polishing cloth periodically to keep its vibrancy. Please do not bathe in your vintage jewellery. Avoid dropping on hard surfaces. Enjoy!