Both pendants are made of fine silver (.999 pure) and have a brushed and oxidized finish. The swallow measures approximately 7/8" in diameter (21mm). the compass is approximately 1/2" in diameter (13mm). You have a choice of a 16", 18" or 20" sterling silver drawn cable chain. The chain worn in the photo is 18". If no length is chosen it will come on 16". Please note that each piece is made by hand, and may vary slightly from the photo. This comes in a recycled gift box tied with a raffia ribbon, ready for giving.
Swallows and compasses were very symbolic to the earliest of grand adventurers and travelers - sailors. Swallows travel far distances out to sea when migrating and rest on boats close to shore, which gave early mariners the first sign that land was approaching. They represent a safe return home.
The compass rose is symbolic for finding your way. It represents the idea of staying focused and moving in the right direction and staying on the correct path. So wear this swallow and compass necklace as a talisman for focus, direction and making it through a perilous voyage to find your way home again.
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