Swallow Hoop Earrings

$169.00 $169.00

These charming swallow hoop earrings are simple and elegant. Beautiful, delicate and detailed they make a great addition to your jewellery collection. Handmade in our Nelson workshop they are available in sterling silver and in gold on request. 

These will be the last hoops you ever need to buy. Handmade of superior quality, solid, unlike many hoops on the market which are hollow formed and tend to dent easily.   

  • swallow size 12mm
  • hoops 16mm diameter
  • sterling silver/ 9ct gold
  • available in other metals. Contact us for a quote
  • handmade in our Nelson workshop
  • FREE SHIPPING within New Zealand
Swallows are birds that choose a mate for life, this is why the swallow is a chosen symbol for love and loyalty to family.  To a sailor, the swallow has special meaning  because these birds were usually the first sign that land was near and also the swallow will always return home not matter how far away they are. A sailor traditionally has a swallow tattooed onto his chest every 5000 nautical miles. Since traveling over sea in the early years was a dangerous occupation, a sailor with one or two swallow tattoos was considered very experienced and therefore trustworthy and valuable.