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Peacocks in Costume Jewelry

Posted by Laurie Zeiden on

Peacocks are a popular jewelry motif. And it's no wonder; their big, showy feathers are an obvious inspiration for designers. So, let's talk peacocks. We should start with the basics; peacocks are the males. The collective term for the birds are peafowl, females are peahens and infants are peachicks. A family of peafowl is a bevy, a party or a pride.

PEACOCK JEWELRY


Boucher Pin

PEACOCK TRIVIA: Peacocks are members of the pheasant family of birds.


Unsigned Pin


Piels Freres Buckle


Antique Locket


Vintage Sash Pin

PEACOCK TRIVIA: Peacocks don't have showy tails at birth. Growth starts at about 3 years of age.


Swoboda Pin


Piel Freres Buckle


Unsigned Pin

PEACOCK TRIVIA: The peacock's elaborate feathers are called a train. They can grow to five or six feet long and are shed annually after mating season.


Nolan Miller Pin


900 Silver European Brooch


Gustav Gaudernack Brooch

PEACOCK TRIVIA: Microscopic crystal-like substances on a peacock's feathers produce an iridescence when hit by light. 


Nuvo Silver Charm


Silver Ring

PEACOCK TRIVIA: The life span of a peacock is about 20 years.


Silver Pin from Mexico

   
Silver Pin


Silver and Enamel Pin from Portugal

PEACOCK TRIVIA: Peacocks can fly but only short distances. They will fly from predators such as tigers and mongooses (mongeese?) and into trees for safety during the night.


Czech Pin


Unsigned Pin


Trifari Pin

PEACOCK TRIVIA: White peacocks are not albinos, but are genetic mutations. Their eyes are normally colored. An albino peacock, which is rare, will have red eyes.


Unsigned Pin


George Hunt Silver Pendant


Bangle with Peacock Feather Design

PEACOCK TRIVIA: In Hindu culture, Lord Karthikeya, the god of war, rides a peacock.


Alice Caviness Pin


Plique a Jour Slider Locket


Art Deco Silver and Enamel Bracelet

PEACOCK TRIVIA: A peahen lays 3-5 eggs which gestate for about 28 days.


Unsigned Pin

PEACOCK TRIVIA: Roasted peacock was a medieval delicacy.


Pin by Art

PEACOCK'S EYE CABOCHONS

Sometimes you just need a touch of peacock. That's when peacock's eye cabs are the perfect accessory. These stones are usually green with a blue center. The effect is achieved by placing foil behind molten glass. All of the following examples are unsigned.

   

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  • One of my favourite birds. Some beautiful pieces here, I particularly love the Piel Freres Buckle. Thanks for posting!

    Amanda Gosse on

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