These show stopping, multicoloured Amazon parrot feathers are paired with Swarovski rivoli stones. The 12 mm stones in tangerine shade are glued to sterling silver backing. Please, note that the feathers are 100 percent natural, they have not been colour enhanced or dyed. All feathers (used) were naturally shed by birds, which were not harmed in the creation of these unique earrings. All of the feathers I work with have been ethically sourced, I only use one supplier - US located bird sanctuary that has been selling cruelty free feathers for 17 years now. Feathers can become ruffled, if this occurs simply smooth them out with your fingers. The earrings are 10.50 cm long top to bottom.
FEATHERS -are beautiful and complex structures, they are a bird’s most precious possession. After about a year, however, these delicate tropical jewels of nature wear out, at what point they can be collected. Each and Every Amazon Parrot Feather is unique and different in it’s own right. The feathers I am using are mostly primary wing feathers, or tail feathers (they are more easily to match)
AMAZON PARROT - is the common name for a parrot of the genus Amazona. These are medium-size parrots with relatively short, rather square tails. They are predominantly green, with accenting colours that depend on the species and can be quite vivid.
CRYSTAL - is a fine, high-quality glass invented in 17th century in England. In order to be considered crystal rather than simple glass, the product must contain at least 10% lead oxide. The lead oxide is attributed to providing the glass with extraordinary qualities of brilliance.