These sweetly nostalgic golden bird earrings feature detailed soaring swallows of antiqued brass as focals. They’re dressed up above with tiny, faceted scarlet crystal rondelles & below with deep reddish pink beads of faceted ruby jade. Then, the birds & their jewels hang from flowery, vintage antiqued brass connectors.
Simple, romantic, boho elegance!
These practically weightless earrings measure 2.5″ (6.35 cm) in total length, including their lead & nickel free, antiqued brass lever backs.
Some fun notes about swallows….
From historical use as a symbol in tattoos for sailors (to, among other things, carry their souls to heaven if they drown), to a symbol of feminine grace & beauty and matrimonial tenderness in Chinese culture, there are many different references to swallows around the world. Swallows are very connected to water & moisture in the air; the Oglala Sioux believe their appearance portends thunderstorms. The Celtic people believe killing a sparrow to bring very bad luck. However, a swallow flying into your house was good luck, and if swallows built a nest in your barn it was sure to be safe from lightning. Also, they represent fluidity, balance & sharpness of thought & imagination.
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