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Unique and Vintage Swallow Bird Jewelry

Updated on March 24, 2013

Having Fun With Swallow Bird Jewelry

In the 1940's sailors gave swallow jewelry to their love as a promise that they would return. Some of the most unique swallow bird jewelry is vintage. If you are wanting to go a bit cheaper then buying vintage there is always vintage style jewelry.

There are many necklaces, ear rings and bracelets with different style of swallows. My favorite swallow bird necklace is when they appear to be flying in pairs. I think they can be a great gift to give a loved one rather it be a mother or romantic love.

Besides the vintage style, some of the most popular styles are tattoo style and comic style swallow birds. The tattoo style jewelry has a art appeasing look, while the comic style is meant to be fun and somewhat comical.

Swallow Bird Jewelry
Swallow Bird Jewelry

What Does A Swallow Bird Mean?

The swallow bird can symbolize a lot of things for different people. Years ago sailors use to get swallow tattoos after they have traveled so many miles, to them the swallow bird was a symbolism that they will always come home, because swallows never wondered to far from home and always came back.

The swallow is also symbol of love, freedom and loyalty. To find out more about the symbolism behind the swallow bird go here.

Vintage Style Bird Necklace
Vintage Style Bird Necklace

A Promise "I Shall Return"

As told by my Great, Great Grandma Sailors often gave their wife's and girlfriends jewelry as a gift before they went out to sea for the first time. While the gift was low cost of course because few had money, it did have meaning. A necklace with a flying bird similar to the swallow was often a favorite choice because it was a symbol of a promise that they shall return.

I remember her necklace similar to the one in the photo, with metal flying birds and colored flowers. When looking at it you could tell she took well care of it but the age was there.

While no one in the family knows where it is today, I remember the necklace like it was yesterday. It was a prize possession of hers, and she kept in hanging by her bed. She said that she no longer wore it because she was afraid that is would break and she would loose it.

Swallow Bird Vintage Style Jewelry - Unique Swallow Bird Jewelry

Sparrow Necklace Crystal Flower Floral Branch Swallow Bird NN22 Vintage Charm Pendant Fashion Jewelry
Sparrow Necklace Crystal Flower Floral Branch Swallow Bird NN22 Vintage Charm Pendant Fashion Jewelry

Sparrow and Flowers Pendant Necklace embellished with Crystals and Black Enamel.

 

Silver Tone Swallow Bird Dangle Crystal Earrings

Silver Tone Swallow Bird Dangle Crystal Earrings
Silver Tone Swallow Bird Dangle Crystal Earrings

Swallow Bird Earrings - Unique Swallow Bird Jewelry

I am a big fan of drop down earrings. I really think birds in flight is the perfect thing to put of earrings that sway back and forth. Makes me feel as though they are in flight and flying with me.

Silver Tone Swallow Bird Dangle Crystal Earrings
Silver Tone Swallow Bird Dangle Crystal Earrings

Silver tone dangle swallow bird earrings with pearl and turquoise glass beads.

 
Fashion Bliss Gold Swallow Earrings
Fashion Bliss Gold Swallow Earrings

Fashion flying swallow bird earrings with sparkling crystal accents on the wings.

 
Tattoo-style "Swallow" Stud Earrings
Tattoo-style "Swallow" Stud Earrings

Tattoo-style Swallow stud earrings that has a matching necklace that can be bought separately.

 
Love Letter Swallow Bird Ring
Love Letter Swallow Bird Ring

Love Letter Swallow Bird Ring

The first time I saw the love letter swallow ring was in a fashion show for a new brand. I loved it from then. Okay I might be a bit too much of a romantic but how cute is a bird carrying a love letter.

I had a hard time finding the perfect one that actually looked like a love letter but then I found the one carrying a red "letter". Okay so its true it may not look just like a letter but I think it may even be a bit more elegant then the original idea.

To find the swallow with the red letter you can go here..

Swallow Bird Rings - Unique Swallow Bird Jewelry

Adjustable vintage style silver plated plastic swallow bird ring covered in high gloss varnish.

Tattoo-inspired Flying Swallow Necklace
Tattoo-inspired Flying Swallow Necklace

Antique bronze swallow pendant measures approx. 50 x 55mm

 
Tattoo-Style "Swallow Heart" Necklace
Tattoo-Style "Swallow Heart" Necklace

Two tattoo-style Swallows holding a red crystal heart. Crafted in fine English pewter and supplied on silver finish chain.

 
Sterling Silver Free Bird Necklace with Blue Swarovski Crystals, 18 Inch
Sterling Silver Free Bird Necklace with Blue Swarovski Crystals, 18 Inch

Sterling Silver Free Bird Necklace with Blue Swarovski Crystals.

 

What Is Your Favorite Swallow Bird Jewlery?

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