Call of the Wild Jewelry, Part 3: Claws, Antlers & Teeth

Largesse from the animal kingdom incorporated into jewelry this season isn’t limited to the softer, fluffier elements such as the feathers and fur I discussed last week. A strong theme in jewelry that has captured the attention of the fashion world this season embraces more powerful motifs deriving from the animal kingdom, including claws, antlers and teeth, reptile jaws and even the heads of wild animals.

The September 2010 issue of Elle features this embellished horn necklace from Alexis Bittar.

Lucky magazine’s September 2010 issue features a silver antler necklace by Giles&Brother by Philip Crangi.

The September 2010 issue of Elle devotes half a page to a new designer, “Brit bad boy” Dominic Jones, who creates “Oversize rings, cuffs, and necklaces inspired by prickly insects and dangerous reptiles” employing “Resin casts of alligator jaws and stag beetles that Jones translates into brass and gold plating.” His alligator cuff is shown above.

In a montage captioned “Into the Woods,” the September 2010 issue of Marie Claire notes that “the new hero pieces are wild and furry.” The magazine features a toothy necklace from Maria Francesca Pepe and a set of leather wrap bracelets from Giles&Brother by Philip Crangi, one with a snake-like S hook, the other a brass “pied-de-biche” cuff  that resembles a pair of deer hooves; the dress seen in the background is by Paul Smith.

From the August 2010 issue of Marie Claire comes this tusk-adorned necklace from Lanvin.

In the October 2010 issue of Marie Claire is pictured a tusk necklace by Mawi combined with a “jeweled necklace” from Carol Marie.

The October 2010 issue of Marie Claire also features this extraordinary triple animal head cuff by Matina Amanita.

The magnificence of the wild is beautifully rendered in this exquisite white gold necklace with white and brown diamonds from Henri J. Sillam, pictured in the October 2010 issue of Elle.

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