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Fantastic Beasts: Dazzling animal jewellery pieces to invest in this season

Take a walk on the wild side with these gem-encrusted creatures

Fantastic Beasts: Dazzling animal jewellery pieces to invest in this season

The natural world is an eternal source of inspiration to jewellers and it seems that, lately, designers have taken a walk on the wild side with animal jewellery collections that dazzle and delight. A veritable menagerie of crawling, flying and prowling talismans have been launched in recent months, from Cartier’s double-headed, onyx spotted panthers to Boucheron’s diamond-set toucan ring. Here, we’ve rounded up the most heavenly creatures guaranteed to add a touch of animal magic to any outfit this season. It’s a jungle out there…

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Cartier La Panthére by Yulia Gorbachenko © Cartier

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Fantastic Beasts:

The most dazzling animal jewellery pieces

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Cartier

Beautés du Monde Panther High Jewellery ring in
platinum & emerald with diamonds & onyx
POA

Featuring a polished 10.05 carat cabochon emerald, this double-headed Panther ring channels the daring spirit of the Jazz Age, when two-headed animal motifs reigned supreme at the house of Cartier.

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Tiffany

Schlumberger Parrot Sabre brooch in yellow gold,
enamel & coloured gemstones
POA

Resplendent with shimmering enamel and pink sapphire feathers, Tiffany’s eye-catching parrot brooch is based on a design by Jean Schlumberger, the trailblazing 20th century jewellery artist who was endlessly inspired by the natural world.

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Van Cleef & Arpels

Turtle clip with gold, malachite, mother of pearl & onyx
£6,550

There’s some debate as to whether Van Cleef’s cheery reptilian brooch is actually turtle or a tortoise, but with his charming malachite shell and sweet onyx and mother-of-pearl face, there’s no denying he is as cute as a button. 

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Boucheron

Toucan High Jewellery ring
£26,550

Perched on your finger, this friendly golden-beaked toucan, complete with black sapphire and white diamond plumage, will evoke fabulous, sun-soaked adventures, even in the depths of an urban winter. 

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Chopard

Red Carpet Collection High Jewellery fish earrings
POA

Marine-hued gemstones, arranged in layers like scales, and wavy fronds of ultra-light titanium have been used to create this dazzling pair of earrings.

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Venyx

18k gold, mother of pearl & gemstone tiger necklace
£14,716

In a glittering nod to this, the Chinese year of the tiger, Eugenie Niarchos’ label Venyx has launched this eye-catching tigress pendant, which has been hand-painted onto a circle of mother-of-pearl and framed with colourful tourmalines and diamonds. 

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Bibi Van Der Velden

Gold, pearl & diamond alligator earrings
£17, 710

A symbol of individuality, strength and protection, these snapping alligator earrings boast gleaming Tsavorite eyes, diamond-studded scales and pistachio-tinted Tahitian pearls in their jaws.

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Ouroboros

18k gold snake rings
£3,320

Worn alone, or corkscrewed together like a pair of intertwining lovers, these sensual snake rings won’t fail to make a statement. 

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Annoushka

18k gold gorilla charm
£11,500

Created following a trip to Rwanda, ‘George’ the silverback gorilla has been lovingly cast in 18k yellow gold and set with 355 pavé diamonds. 

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Pippa Small

18k gold & ancient bead seahorse necklace
£1,300

British jeweller Pippa Small has worked with the Turquoise Mountain Myanmar organisation for four years to revive traditional craft culture in the Southeast Asian country. Handmade by skilful goldsmiths, this delicate seahorse supports talented creatives at a time of great need. 

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