Few things bring greater joy—particularly this time of year—than the sight of something tropical. It’s a reminder that warmth is near, whether by means of a vacation or change in weather, and it gives us hope as we climb out of this winter slumber. I was delighted when I saw this one-of-a-kind piece from A&Z Pearls: A rose gold flamingo, composed of a large natural American pearl from the Tennessee River—two, actually—with such iridescence, they practically sparkle. The rose gold is an apt choice, and the cheeky use of rubies and diamonds gives that extra pink to the flamingo’s tail, so we know it’s been living on a steady diet of delicious shrimp. The price tag for the creation isn’t a light one, but as it is a unique piece, it’s ideal for someone who adores the pink-feathered birds.
One-of-a-kind flamingo brooch in 14k rose gold with natural American pearls, 0.23 ct. t.w. diamonds, and 0.11 ct. t.w. rubies, $14,000
(Photo courtesy of A&Z Pearls)