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The delight of working in Darwin's House has also become an inspiration for design - discoveries to share in the story behind these pieces created in fine and Stirling silver. 

First up :

Mangrove finch

Camarhynchus heliobates.

This little mangrove finch, endemic to the Galápagos Islands, lives on Isabela island in the pristine mangrove forests. 

One of 'Darwin's finches', it is critically endangered and one of the rarest birds in the world today.

Worth giving lots of attention to, given its role in Darwin's theory of evolution and in celebrating this

great man's legacy.

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Natural selection


Darwin's Orchid and giant Hawk moth. 

Angraecum Sesquipedale and Xanthopan morgani praedicta.

A botanist at heart?

Darwin predicted in his book on orchids in 1862 that a moth with a proboscis long enough to reach the nectar in the bottom of the orchid's spur would be found and prove to be the orchids' pollinator.  Decades later it was found, in Madagascar, and named in honour of his prediction!

A perfect example of co-evolution.


This was a challenge to create, although the story making it very worthwhile - and a happy outcome being very wearable too!

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