Animal-Inspired Jewelry: Wild Things

Lizards and spiders and dragonflies, oh my!

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WWD Jewelry & Watches issue 12/01/2008

Lizards and spiders and dragonflies, oh my! Jewelers are taking inspiration from tropical rain forests and enchanted gardens, creating whimsical creatures and exotic flora.

This story first appeared in the December 1, 2008 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Top Image: clockwise, Lydia Courteille’s coral flower ring; Russell Trusso’s enamel flower brooch; David Webb’s tree-bark clutch; Anna Hu’s diamond snake ring; Gioia’s opal ring; Nadine Krakov’s gold lizard bracelet; two pairs of Simon Alcantara’s tigereye hoops; and Sevan’s diamond hawk ring.

Bottom Image: clockwise from top, Dean Harris Druzy’s agate bangle; Maurice’s pink sapphire dragonfl y brooch; Kristen Farrell’s gold bangle; M.C.L.’s enamel ring; Kara Ross’ ebony ring; Jennifer Fisher’s gold spider ring; Buccellati’s diamond butterfly brooch; and Gabriella Kiss’ bronze bug brooch.


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