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The Best Animal Jewelry

18th June 2019 // By Emma Reynolds

Animals have long been a source of inspiration for jewelers, immortalizing some of our favorite creatures made from gold and diamonds for our wrists, necks and ears. Some jewelry houses, such as Cartier, are even linked to a specific animal. Elite Traveler presents the best animal jewelry right now.

Cartier

Panthère de Cartier Bracelet, $35,000

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Whether it’s a panther’s face created on a ring and made from dazzling white diamonds or an 18K yellow gold cuff bracelet (like the above) or even men’s cufflinks, Panthère de Cartier is one of the most iconic symbols of the French jewelry house. cartier.com

Graff

Pavé Butterfly Drop Earrings, Price on Request

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Graff’s signature Butterly collection is full of pieces from necklaces to earrings to rings. Created from emeralds, sapphires, rubies, white diamonds and pink diamonds, like the pair pictures, bring the marvelous creature to life in beautiful ways. graff.com

Chopard

Diamond Panda Bear Ring, Price on Request

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Chopard’s Animal World collections are whimsical and intricate. Included in this collection is this tiny panda bear ring is set in 18K white gold with white and black diamonds, with the silhouette of bamboo leaves carved along the inside. chopard.com

Bulgari

Serpenti Tubogas Watch, $17,200

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Serpenti is Bulgari’s iconic collection inspired by a serpent, or snake, and the Tubogas watch showcases the snake coiling around the wrist. It’s one of the house’s signature designs, and the double-spiral version with a bezel set with diamonds is breathtaking. bulgari.com

Van Cleef & Arpels

Hiboux Clips, Price on Request

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Clips have long been a part of Van Cleef & Arpels illustrious history, and these clips (hiboux means ‘owls’) reflect the fine craftsmanship from the jewelry maison’s skilled artisans. The cute clips come in a pair in bright, can’t-miss hues. vancleefarpels.com