Our colorful Hummingbird brooch depicts the beauty of this extraordinary bird.
Hummingbirds are known for their strong wing beat that is so rapid that it produces a hum, which accounts for their common name. They feed on nectar and tiny insects found within flowers, and hover in front of the flower as they reach for their food with their long, extensible tongues.
To move away from the flowers, hummingbirds must fly backwards, and they are the only birds capable of this maneuver. Original image on left.
24 Karat gold-plate over pewter. Measures approximately 1.25" x 2".