hummingbird ornament - emma keating jewellery


There is something magical about hummingbirds. Whether it’s their tiny size, magnificent colours or pure speed & agility, they hold a special place in many people’s hearts.

This ornament was based on the stunningly beautiful Violet-Crowned Woodnymph Hummingbird… and I was thrilled recently when a hummingbird expert (who I met in the depths of Kent, UK) correctly identified the exact variety from my model. I must be doing something right!

N.B. Some photos show the pendant version with a loop at the back. The ornament version is identical to the pendant but without the loop.


I was commissioned to create a hummingbird pendant by a mother wishing to commemorate the first anniversary of a brave decision that had transformed her daughter’s life. ‘Hummingbird’ was the nickname she had given her daughter – many years ago – and this little bird was to symbolise the strength, determination and courage that her daughter had shown in her attempts to turn her life around.

The unusually long, elegant wings of the Violet-Crowned Woodnymph Hummingbird was, for me, what set it apart in the choice of which species to model. The bold colour edges and slight crest to its head were also unique aspects to this variety that I could accentuate in the design of this silver ornament.

What my customers say:

“Hello! Just arrived – and it is so beautiful. My new favourite piece. Thank you. I can’t wait to show him off.”

Nicky – Basingstoke, UK (re. Pendant version of the Violet-Crowned Woodnymph Hummingbird Ornament)

N.B. This comment is particularly flattering as Nicky is one of my biggest collectors and has most, if not all of my major pieces.

Material Sterling Silver
Hallmarked or Makers' Mark Hallmarked
Overall Dimensions 55 mm x 80 mm
Additional Information He stands, firmly and unaided, on his long tail feathers. Postage is included in the price.

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Sterling Silver Violet-Crowned Woodnymph Hummingbird Ornament

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