Friday 5: The Menagerie

Duck brooch

It’s a jungle in here

Animal jewelry isn’t for everyone, but for those who find themselves drawn to the birds, bees, and all manner of other reptile, mammal, and insect likenesses done up in silver and gold, there is no shortage of options. And then there are more options. Because you can go for a simple shape (like the silhouette, or just the wings, of a bird), or you can go for the whole darn bird (like Alex Monroe’s awesome cockatoo pendant, pictured below). These are for those customers who prefer the literal interpretations of their favorite creatures—the ones who prefer their jewels to be wildly fabulous.

Cockatoo necklace

Cockatoo necklace in sterling with gold vermeil, $232; Alex Monroe


Chameleon bangle in sterling silver and Italian enamel with CZ, $675; Belle Étoile

Monkey pendant

Monkey pendant in 18k white gold with smoky quartz briolette and pavé diamonds, $3,800; Borgioni

Duck brooch

Duck brooch in gold and platinum with 2.35 cts. t.w. fancy diamonds, 2.68 cts. t.w. diamonds, 1.33 cts. t.w. sapphires, 2.35 cts. t.w. emeralds, 0.09 ct. t.w. rubies, $82,000; Oscar Heyman


Bunny earrings in 18k gold with pink tourmaline, sapphires, and diamonds, price on request; Lydia Courteille

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