Animal print patterns have long been a way to add a touch of the exotic to your wardrobe. Designers have replicated leopard, zebra, snakeskin, and other animal hides on fabric for decades, and real animal hides served as fabric sources for centuries. The appeal of glamorous animal prints carried from the world of clothing to the world of jewelry. These are some of our favorite animal hide inspired pieces for your collection.
A distinctive appearance, this fashionable fish hinged bangle bracelet from Betsey Johnson adds a contemporary appeal to any style.
When you are speaking about animal prints and fashion, you cannot exclude Betsey Johnson from the conversation. Her bold use of prints, colors, and animal motifs are well known throughout the fashion world. This colorful fish-inspired bracelet would be an eccentric addition to your fashion jewelry collection. Buy the bracelet from Macy’s for just $125.
In the world of fine jewelry, two companies have associated themselves with certain animals, Bulgari with the serpent and Cartier with the panther.
Coiled around the history of humanity, the seductive serpent dates back to ancient Greek and Roman mythology. A motif representing wisdom, vitality and seduction.
One of our favorite necklaces from their Serpenti collection, this thin necklace is a geometric take on the serpent’s form. The necklace features 18k rose gold set with 4.5 carats of pave diamonds and sells for $34,900.
These bold serpent’s head earrings featuring white gold and pave diamonds outlining the pattern of the snake skin. Two beautiful emeralds sit on each earring as the serpents’ eyes. You can purchase these earrings for $23,400.
The creations of Cartier’s Panthere collection make their mark on the world of jewelry.
One hundred seventy-four brilliant-cut diamonds hint at the spotted fur of the iconic Cartier panther atop this beautiful ring. The diamonds are set off by spots of onyx and stripes of chrysoprase. The ring can be yours for $61,500.
Echoing those same diamond and onyx spots, these platinum earrings make a bold statement. This is about the most luxurious way to make use of the animal print jewelry trend to date. No price is available for these lavish earrings; you must contact Cartier for a quote.
What are your thoughts on animal print jewelry? Do any of these pieces appeal to you? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.