27 Animal Jewelry Pieces that will take your breath away!


Mathon x Emiline Piot bracelet 


There is a motive we treasure our animals so substantially. Nicely, a lot more than a person purpose, of class, but a person substantial purpose is that we really like to observe them. Even all those who don’t have animals and aren’t enthusiasts of typical zoo visits or safaris. By observing an animal we check out how a different currently being ordeals everyday living on this world. What are its challenges, and how does it encounter these difficulties? 

We also appreciate to see how they procreate, encounter love, and worry, be a mum or dad, and social beings. Not all of them are social beings, but even those people who are not are residing in an ecosystem that they have to endure in and they have to have equipment for that. We like to see what these applications are.

Maybe it is via all those observations that we glimpse at ourselves as if these animals and their life, worries, and characteristics are some form of mirror. We admire them and at times envy them. Looking at a cat in the sunlight, one could possibly come to feel a bit envious of its deficiency of fret. 

Lifestyle is chaotic and can be overpowering at occasions. The clear simple existence of that cat might develop into a metaphor in our brain, a state of bliss we would like to reside in from time to time. 



Amazing jewelry by the genius Lydia Courteille who manages to develop a entire tale in each and every and every single piece she results in. Animals participate in a big function in her perform.


Our observations and adore for the animal kingdom are not so new. Throughout time we have admired and feared them. We have hunted them down and killed them, we have domesticated a entire bunch of them as animals or farm animals and we have collected them into private and general public zoo’s to show off our prosperity or deep desire in the all-natural globe.

The matter that has transformed above time is possibly our compassion, our way of from time to time putting a human face on them. Occasionally practically like the bad elephant* in the Bronx Zoo in New York.

We also have developed. Whilst sad to say there is continue to hunger, youngster labor, or repression of gals and minorities, we also have, at the really identical time, folks who do not have to fret about their subsequent meal, and are sure that obtain to clean up h2o and wellbeing services are easily offered. We have persons who consider about defining everyday living, love, beliefs, and politics in their experiments as philosophers. We have people today that have extra funds on their individual (in assets, not in the financial institution) than complete countries and we have social media making us get worried each day if we stay our entire probable while we look at our lives to those people of other folks. We are, just after all, social beings, observing. 

In international locations wherever survival is a every day problem, there isn’t room for considering about animals other than danger or a way to put food on the table by either exploiting their labor or their meat. But in all other international locations, we may well be in the center of a new way of residing with and loving animals. 

So a lot of enjoy to watch (short, supershort) video clips of an abused or neglected animal, captured or purchased, and brought back to joy by the immense treatment and enjoy of people. We adopt much more pet dogs and cats from shelters (though hundreds of thousands of wholesome pretty creatures are killed each 12 months, mainly because of our stupidity), and we devote a wonderful deal of our earnings on their effectively-staying. From the very best care at the vet to good food and stuff we adore to purchase them.  


Cartier Brookesia Brooch. White gold, opal,  tourmaline, emeralds. onyx, diamond, and brown diamonds. A fantastic piece of jewellery. A chameleon is synonymous for someone who can adjust easily in overall look or temper. 


Studying textbooks by Frans de Waal (do comply with him on Fb) a biologist and ethologist allow for us to see a little something we regarded as a mere human trait empathy between animals. Even cross-species. 

I assume it was an additional biologist and popular filmmaker/activist, David Attenborough, who designed a remark about faith and why we imagined about animals as dwelling only to match our added benefits. Employing a horse to plow the land, carry you in a war, endure all forms of items, without having any flexibility, by no means produced us assume (barely at any time) two times about its destiny once no longer suit for our use. A hammer on its head (browse the tale of Brooks medical center for animals) and its last use was offering us their human body to feed our mouths. 


”We have felt entitled to consider that as the preferred, smartest, most devoted species (to a God) that the earth is established just for us. It truly is not bizarre we finished up thinking we are not part of nature, but alternatively see that there is nature and there is humanity” 


We are gradually embracing the concept that we are section of mother nature right after all. And that mother nature can teach us, nurture us while our job might be to nurture it just as considerably. 

We are opening our eyes, if you like, to see animals and to a larger sized extent nature in a new far more enlightened, rational, and empathic way. 



A stupendous paradise bird with rubies and diamonds and onyx by Cartier and intriguing jewelry by Sicis, a tile and mosaic enterprise, that grew to become also a micro-mosaic jewellery manufacturer.

”We used to consume animals” is the topic of the e-book written by Dutch anthropologist Roanne van Voorst (Ooit aten we dieren) in which she thinks that in the upcoming we will turn into vegan. Not just out of empathy or ideology. 

As a pescatarian, who type of struggles she continue to likes fish, I do embrace that concept. The opportunities of what we can mature without having significant quantities of land (and disappearance of wildlife, native communities, or pesticides) are great and escalating. For those people who love to take in meat, we are a move absent from increasing meat without the need of working with land or generating CO2, or suffering or distress for the animal.

We are acutely aware, even much more, of what we try to eat and what it usually takes to create it. Blockchain will enlighten us about the real journey of our food. And we know that ingesting milk and eating cheese is created achievable from the foods destined at first for the youthful of goats, sheep, and cows. Except if farmers get them absent from their moms (mammals, with powerful parental instincts, like ourselves) there is no (effective sufficient) way to use that milk for our foodstuff.  

You can just about experience the aggression of the Japanese battling fish, splendidly represented in this jewellery piece by Stephen Websiter

As explored higher than, we adore to notice animals as mirrors of our have existence. How they behave reminds us of our strengths and weaknesses, how petty we at times show up in a situation, and what we working experience when we truly feel meaning and reason. How much a tiny second of observing our little ones playing (cubs, foals, kittens, and many others) can provide us this kind of deep joy. 

We like to associate animal jewelry with our Zodiac indication, even when not believing in the full astrology ”thing” we do like to assume that being a Leo, Capricorn, Taurus, Pisces, Aries, Scorpio, and Most cancers (we say Lobster (kreeft) in Dutch) is a form of illustration of our start, our strengths, our uniqueness. Anything that sets us aside, even if hundreds of thousands of individuals share the same zodiac signal, it is a conversation point. 


”We love to think we have a spirit animal. A little something that we deeply link with. In his incredible e book Tools of Titan, Tim Ferriss asks every of the effective folks he interviews, for their spirit animal. I guess most of them, like you, never ever believed about it, but what would yours be? And why?”


We enjoy all the fables of our childhood, the mythology of the earlier, and the roles animals performed in movies and textbooks. We link with the loyalty of the pet, the smartness of the raven or dolphin, the agility of the leopard, and the strength of the lion. We use owls to refer to wisdom and awareness. We say matters like ”he fought like a lion for his life”. 

Potent as a horse, cunning as a fox, frightened like a hare, rabbit. Sturdy or big as an elephant, weaseling out of a little something. Remaining a chameleon…

All attributes that we link with animals and see in ourselves. We wear their fur to display wealth, use their feathers to be extravagant, and consume their horns to come to be a lot more viral (when will this finally halt?!). 

Hundreds of thousands of ladies aspiration about horses, men and women hook up puppies with turning out to be a family members and we are en masse generating households for bees almost everywhere. 

We realize that just about every creature on this planet performs a function in an ecosystem. And instead of making use of them to our profit, we turn into the protectors of these ecosystems. In the long run for our individual benefits for guaranteed, for the survival of the species, but in the course of action of consciousness and a escalating feeling of empathy, we feel to turn out to be greater guardians for it. 


”Animals remind us of our existence on this world and no matter whether we admire them, or mirror on their qualities, we Love and ADORE to see them in our culture in the arts, our residences, on our bodies (tattoos), and shut to our skin and hearts, as jewellery does. A type of conversation, a symbol for ourselves and what we cherish.”


May perhaps the superb jewelry designers, jewelry artists, and -artisans, like all the artists in all places, generate numerous items of attractive animal jewelry now and for good. Amen. 





Brooch with micro mosaic and enamel in gold with a charming parrot by Castellani and a different beautiful chameleon by Michele Della Valle.



 Chopard created this bracelet in titanium. A metal that is so light and gorgeous, colored usually in the exact colours as the gemstones made use of to improve the shade and the stones even far more. This is a substantial-finish jewellery piece that leaves us breathless…


 Snails by David Webb, This company has established so quite a few superb items of animal jewelry. The snail is a symbol of staying gradual and we might not normally like them in our garden. Yet, its shape and shell are so ideal!


 Daniela Villegas is big on animal jewellery. Ordinarily, she is not shy to generate jewelry with results in we do not associate with as becoming cuddly or fluffy. She likes creatures that creep and crawl. Producing this style of jewellery, this theme is the id of her model. 



 Daniela Villegas rings





 Daniela Villegas earrings


 Gucci Hortus Deliciarum Ring in gold and engraved opal


A beautiful brooch by the Russian organization Jewellery Theatre 

 Pleasant bracelet with smaller birds in citrine and sapphires in gold by the French Lorenz Baumer



 Dragonflies, a preferred of the artwork nouveau interval. This 1 is by the French model Mathon and the brooch subsequent to it is by the Spanish Masriera.



A pair of earrings I would enjoy to very own myself: by Parulina


 Not all jewelry has a famed model powering it. Lots of parts are remarkable and developed by artists we do not know, like these two items uncovered at an auction.



After more chameleons. This time by the Parisian Van Cleef & Arpels. Search at all the details!


* Examine the story about the elephant by Googling it or this Washington Write-up article


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