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  • Flamingos in winter!
  • Sarah Sahota
  • amanda colemanflamingonecklace

Flamingos in winter!

Flamingos in winter!

As winter arrives we thought we would draw influence from these fabulous flamingo necklaces from Amanda Coleman to think about sunnier climes. So off the jewellery piste we go to talk about these exotic birds instead today...

You probably don't know that the flamingo is the national bird of the Bahamas. The word derives from the Spanish word flamenco, which itself comes from flamma, Latin for flame or fire. The pinkish colour of the flamingo's feathers comes from carotenoids (the pigment that also makes carrots orange) in their diet of plankton, brine shrimp and blue-green algae. The backward bending "knee" of a flamingo's leg is not the knee but its ankle; the knee is out of sight further up the leg. 

If you want to see them for real then you have plenty of options for a great trip between South America, Middle East, Africa or India. Otherwise we suggest you settle for ordering our necklace :) 

  • Sarah Sahota
  • amanda colemanflamingonecklace