Mammals to amphibians, birds to insects, the animal kingdom is brimming full of inspiration for fun and exotic jewels. We’ve handpicked a selection of our favourite animal jewellery from designers available to buy on JewelStreet. Which one is your favourite?
IVORY OWL PENDANT
Miriam Salat, New York, USA
If you want a unique animal design that will make a statement and be certain to turn a few heads, look no further than this beautiful owl from NYC designer Miriam Salat. Showing his full span, this owl pendant is intricately carved in textured resin and accented with gold-plated sterling silver and sparkling cubic zirconias.
GOLD CLEOPATRA SNAKE RING WITH RUBY EYES
Katrina LaPenne, New York City, USA
A personal favourite of its creator Katrina LaPenne, the gold Cleopatra snake ring with ruby eyes is elegant and striking. Painstakingly hand carved in wax and then specially cast in 14kt solid yellow gold, the ring is styled as the coiled tail of a snake, while the crafted scales and the two 0.01ct ruby eyes make a visual statement.
POSSUM RING ROSE GOLD CHAMPAGNE ZIRCON
Latelita London, London, UK
Stepping away from typical animal designs, Latelita London have created a playful possum ring. Lovingly hugging the wearer’s finger, the statement design is crafted from rose gold plated sterling silver and studded with champagne cubic zirconia. The possum ring is available in a number of different finishes.
TRICERATOPS BLACK SILVER NECKLACE
Origami Jewellery, Paris, France
Exciting new French brand, Origami Jewellery are inspired by the Japanese art of folding paper into origami. From swans and crabs to rabbits and elephants, their collection offers an animal for everyone. But we have to say the Triceratops is our favourite!
SILVER KINGFISHER BLUE BROOCH
Nicole Barr, London, UK
Vibrant, life-like and bursting with colour, this sweet kingfisher brooch from Nicole Barr is handcrafted using vitreous enamel on sterling silver with diamond accent eyes. Based in London, Nicole is known for her detailed animal jewellery so take a look at her boutique to see all of her designs.
HUMMINGBIRD SPIRIT ANIMAL PENDANT
K.Brunini, Solana Beach, USA
The hummingbird is often represented as a messenger and a stopper of time, whilst evoking optimism, swiftness and healing. Based in Solana Beach in the USA, K.Brunini created this wonderfully detailed, one-of-a-kind hummingbird pendant from 18kt yellow gold with striking ruby eyes.
LARGE SPIDER DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE
J.Herwitt, Los Angeles, USA
The spider has long been a symbol of creativity and is seen as the master of its own destiny. J.Herwitt offer a whole collection of jewelled creepy crawlies, but our favourite is the large white gold spider pendant. The life-like design is finished with 13 brilliant-cut diamonds and sits on a 15” ultra-fine chain.