As much as I love Ming's colored bird of paradise brooch, many that I've seen are already damaged or the petals can be easily broken. I don't like to have to worry about my jewelry. Now I've found the brooch in sterling, the only one I've ever seen. The flower has always intrigued me. The brooch is 3" tall and 3" wide with a sturdy safety clasp. Marked Ming's and sterling. Ming's closed in the 1980s. Excellent vintage condition.