Absolutely fantabulous enormous brooch depicting what I believe to be a Phoenix Rising, a mythical bird that being reborn and rising out of the ashes. With its long tail, it seems to resemble a bird of paradise as well.
Each rhinestone is prong set, very colorful and vibrant. My photos don't capture the gleam and sparkle as much as I would have like then to. Composed of stones in colors of soft blue, orange, red, clear, opaque turquoise and brownish golden colored rhinestones. (I don't know how else to describe this color).
Large marquis clear rhinestones accent the body and the tips of the wings and tail. Stones have been set into a metal backing that appears to be composed of copper and brass showing silver soldering. Clasp works perfectly. This is a heavy brooch weighing almost 15 grams.
Measures just over 4" High x 4-3/8" Wide.
A mythical bird that never dies, the phoenix flies far ahead to the front, always scanning the landscape and distant space. It represents our capacity for vision, for collecting sensory information about our environment and the events unfolding with it. The phoenix, with its great beauty creates intense excitement and deathless inspiration ." – The Feng Shui Handbook, Feng Shui Master Lam Kam Chuen