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Wild Kingdom: Animal-Inspired Jewelry

18th September 2018 // By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.

Animal-inspired jewels take you on a journey across Africa’s rolling savannas, into the South African bush or to the wilderness in Australia. Rich yellow gold, detailed enamel and lacquer, and a host of earth-toned gemstones create lifelike, miniature pieces of art celebrating the diversity of wildlife. Van Cleef & Arpels even dedicated an entire high-jewelry collection to Noah’s Arc, called L’Arche de Noé, featuring charming pairs of both real and mythical animals rendered in exquisite detail.

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