An iconic upland species,native to the Scottish highlands, the mountain hare is famed for its camouflage. In summer, their coat is a grey-brown colour with a tinge of blue, making them hard to spot against the typical backdrop of heather moorland. In winter, they change to almost completely white to camouflage with snow – only their ear tips stay black. Mountain hares are larger than rabbits, but smaller than brown hares and have shorter ears.
An adorable mountain hare enjoys gazing out amongst the hills and heather. This design is intricately made from three layers of gloss and marble acrylic. The subtle middle layer gives an element of depth to the piece. There are engraved and hand inked sections hand assembled with great care and attention. It measures 7.5 cm in length – the brooch is secured to a scroll brooch fastening and the necklace is suspended from an 18 inch silver plated curb chain.