Hummingbird Jewelry Buying Guide
How do I choose Hummingbird Jewelry for a gift? If you are asking this question and need a gift for a Hummingbird Lover we can help! In this short article, we have put together some tips from our 21 years of experience helping our customers choose that perfect hummingbird necklace, hummingbird earrings or pin!
About Hummingbird Jewelry Hummingbird jewelry does not have as long and as varied history as other styles of jewelry such as butterfly jewelry, since hummingbirds only live in the western hemisphere and Europeans were only introduced to these magical birds since explorers and settlers came to the Americas. Hummingbirds were only popularized in the mid nineteenth century when Objects de' art were being produced from imported hummingbird skins and artists and naturalists began making art and lithographs of the many hummingbird species. Another interesting thing about hummingbird jewelry is that most styles are very realistic in design, unlike other jewelry styles where many pieces are representational. Most of our hummingbird jewelry are beautiful cloisonné enamel styles which have solutions of glass enamel hand applied on a silver or silver-plated hummingbird which is then fired to a lustrous, permanent colored design.
Hummingbird Necklace, Earrings or Both? When selecting hummingbird jewelry as a gift, probably a first consideration is whether you want to get her Hummingbird Earrings, a Hummingbird Necklace, a Hummingbird pin or a set of any hummingbird jewelry combination. Our handy Category Menu on the left side of our Hummingbird Jewelry page will display only hummingbird necklace styles or hummingbird earrings to help you narrow down your choices. Hummingbird Pins are not separated out as we only have a few, you will find them on our main Hummingbird jewelry page.
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What do I want to spend on this Hummingbird Gift? Another tip to choosing the perfect hummingbird necklace or earrings, is to decide on your price range. We have hummingbird necklace, earrings and pins in a variety of prices so what you decide to spend may depend not just on your budget but also on the occasion and who you are buying it for. When viewing our Hummingbird Jewelry Collection, you can use our “Sort by Price” feature to get you on the right track. This option as shown, will sort by price high to low or low to high making it easy to quickly identify the hummingbird jewelry pieces in your budget.
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Choosing a Style:Regardless of the material it is made of, Hummingbird Jewelry can basically be categorized as Realistic Hummingbird Jewelry or Representative Hummingbird Jewelry.
Realistic Hummingbird Jewelry: As mentioned earlier, most of the hummingbird jewelry produced fits in the Realistic Hummingbird Jewelry category which represents hummingbird species such as the popular Ruby Throat, the Annas and the Broadbill. Most of our realistic butterfly jewelry styles are in Enamel, however, some of our Non-Enamel Sterling Silver or 14k Gold pieces are not as species specific since they are without color but are still very realistic rather than stylized.
Representative Hummingbird Jewelry: Representational or stylized Hummingbird Jewelry styles are pieces that you know right away are hummingbirds, but they have gemstones or design elements that aren’t real in nature. Some examples of representational butterfly jewelry are our Filigree Gold Hummingbird Necklace, our Amethyst Hummingbird jewelry styles embellished with genuine amethysts or our Radiance Hummingbird Pin/Necklace which has a colorful tribal design. Due to the uniqueness of these styles, choosing a piece of representative hummingbird jewelry is often a matter of personal taste. Or your choice may be influenced by the piece having unique design elements - such as delicate filigree work or it being 14k gold for a special anniversary gift.
Finally, some of our finest pieces of Hummingbird Jewelry are made in the U.S.A. If choosing a piece of hummingbird jewelry made in the USA for your gift is a consideration, you can visit our USA Made Jewelry Page where you will find our hummingbird jewelry pieces handcrafted by U.S. jewelry designers.
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We hope this guide will help you find the perfect hummingbird jewelry gift for your hummingbird fan. Some hummingbird necklaces have your choice of chain lengths and some of our hummingbird earrings can be converted to clips so you can personalize many of them to suit her needs. All our Hummingbird Jewelry comes with Free U.S. Shipping (International shipping is also available) and will arrive gift boxed ready for gift giving.