Here at Brilliant Vintage we have just fallen in love with this exceptionally pretty brooch.
It encapsulates all the beauty and symbolism of the Edwardian period, and at this time, swallows were considered a symbol of positive change, everlasting love and loyalty. Hearts represented love and flower motifs were widely seen because Queen Alexandra was extremely fond of flowers.
The brooch is set with a round-cut emerald which pops against the yellow gold setting. It is fully hallmarked 9ct gold and dated 1904 making it 117 years young.
The brooch measures 2.1cm by 4.4cm at its widest points.