Vintage "Bird of Paradise" brooch in 18 Kt gold and polychrome enamels (50s-60s)

• Handmade 100% • Made in Rome, Italy • Material : 18 Kt Gold, Enamels • Width : 5 cm (1.9 Inches) • Length : 5 cm (1.9 Inches)

This brooch, made in the 50s-60s, in 18 Kt gold, has a diamond set in the eye of the beautiful Bird of Paradise it represents. The polychrome enamels that cover the wings and tail of the bird give it a note of color and adherence to reality. Most are distinguished by striking colors and bright plumage of yellow, blue, scarlet, and green. These colors distinguish them as some of the world's most dramatic and attractive birds. Males often sport vibrant feathered ruffs or amazingly elongated feathers, which are known as wires or streamers. Some species have enormous head plumes or other distinctive ornaments, such as breast shields or head fans. The birds of paradise produce unique sounds and bear many bright colors, with uniquely beautiful feathers. Male birds are known for their extravagant courting displays to attract females. The females observe the extraordinary display, as they pick carefully!