Hummingbird Earrings…

These 1865 earrings feature actual hummingbird heads with gold-covered beaks.

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  1. #1 by erhu ianyce on January 21, 2011 - 2:05 am

    are those birds alive???

    • #2 by J. Quigley on January 21, 2011 - 2:43 am

      They are not currently alive, but they are ‘real…once alive’ hummingbirds that were, I guess you could say they were taxidermed to use to make the earrings. That is why I found these so interesting…and beautiful! Thanks for the comment.

  2. #3 by aubrey on August 17, 2011 - 4:29 am

    I saw a necklace of hummingbird heads – all kinds of wrong, but fascinating too. The hunting of these birds – and many others for their feathers – led to the outlaw of such uses in 1918.

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