The Victorian fascination with jewellry in forms of flora and fauna extended to the use of fauna itself, as in the case in this brooch made from the head of a hummingbird. Hummingbird jewellry was exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1872 by the the firms of Ward and Co. and A. Boucard : ‘Birds and insects have been utilised and treated as personal ornaments by A. Boucard. As specimens of beautiful colour one can scarcely see anything better than this.’
Again, source? I get really sad when I see cute things posted sourceless-ly. How can I buy any of it? D:
I recognize this sheep from boticca.com. Here’s the ring but sadly there were only 3 and they’re sold out. Boticca has a ridiculous amount of insanely beautiful jewelry but most of it is out of my price range so I just stare longingly at the screen and never buy anything.