Harry Potter fans know well the significance of the Golden Snitch and likely carry an image in their minds that it looks something like the Snitch shown in this photograph. A Snitch is a living, golden sphere with wings that measures approximately the same size as a walnut. In the Harry Potter books and movies, the Snitch flies all over the Quidditch field trying to avoid capture. When caught, he is worth 150 points and with his capture, the game is over.
In the real world or muggle version of Quidditch the Snitch is actually an individual, usually dressed in golden yellow who is fast, agile and entertaining. His (or her) capture also signals the end of the game.
Fans of Harry Potter and/or the real world game of Quidditch who would like to possess the Golden Snitch can actually purchase one from Amazon. The Snitch shown at the top of this page is actually a necklace and locket, opening up to reveal two spots in which to put your favorite images.
Another Snitch themed jewelry item is this handsome Golden Snitch pocket watch: