Whenever I visit my friend’s English estate, I feel like I’ve stepped into a Jane Austen novel. I’m surrounded on all sides by extravagant manicured gardens and rolling green lawns. Waiting for him to stroll out of the manor one day, I was greeted by a peacock. It strutted proudly across the grounds, trying to look tough with its iridescent plumage shimmering in the sunlight. For generations, British nobles took pride in their majestic exotic birds and considered them the “living jewels” of the manor. This spectacular Peacock Feather Brooch captures the majestic beauty of those noble estate birds while providing you with your own reason to strut.
Exotic colors made the peacock feather a superstar during the Art Nouveau movement. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, these feathers were the epitome of high style and sophisticated design. This brooch is modeled after a French museum treasure. The original was exquisitely fashioned in gold and inset with sapphires, emeralds, topaz, diamonds, and amethysts. Today you can wear this stunning replica, finished in 24-karat gold, hand-enameled and studded with fiery Swarovski™ crystals. Consider it your own personal plumage!