The dragonfly can move at an amazing 45 miles an hour, hover like a helicopter, fly backwards like a hummingbird, fly straight up, down and on either side. What is mind blowing is the fact that it can do this while flapping its wings 30 times a minute compared to mosquitoes who flap their wings 600 times a minute. They are quite effortless, but graceful, powerful and elegant. Our dragonfly also has a secret; remove the chain, putting it aside safely, and you have a brooch to wear adding glamour and conversation to any outfit. A great item which is two pieces of jewelry in one.