Lovely green iridescence in this tiny hummingbird feather!
A delightful and whimsical necklace that is sure to be a conversation starter. This miniature glass vial contains a small feather from a real hummingbird* that was taxidermied over 150 years ago! Securely placed on a soldered link chain necklace and paired with a 3D hummingbird charm, this piece looks great alone or paired with other whimsical jewelry. Finished in antique bronze.
Please be aware that each feather is slightly different, and the last photo shows an example of the variation of these feathers.
Glass vial is 1 1/4" tall including cork
(cork is not sealed)
32" long with no clasp, or 18" with clasp
Comes beautifully gift boxed in a gold tin
Comes with a story card about its history
*No hummingbirds were harmed to make this piece of jewelry. The species of hummingbird that this feather is from is the Eriocnemis isabellae from a collection in England, and was taxidermied in approx 1860. You can use this information to assess if this specimen is legal to possess in your country if you live outside of the United States (I have already determined that they are legal to own inside of the US).
A note about how I source my hummingbird feathers:
All of my hummingbird feathers are from Victorian Era tropical species which have been taxidermied in the mid to late 1800’s. I find them in various stages of disrepair and clean them appropriately before bringing them into my shop. Repurposing these feathers allows more people to enjoy them and appreciate their beauty. With proper care, they will last in your home or jewelry box a long time more!
I am aware of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the feathers I use are not from native United States species, nor are they in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (Also called the Migratory Bird Act).
**It is completely up to you to discern that you are not in violation of any laws by owning these feathers if you are purchasing from or sending to a country outside of the United States**
For more information about the MBTA go here:
For a list of protected species under the MBTA go here: