The Birdman Cometh: Roberto Coin’s Wild Parrot Ring

Italian designer Roberto Coin has been creating whimsical critter-themed jewelry for his Animalier collection for years. But depicting the famously flamboyant parrot required some contemplation. “I thought about doing it many times,” Coin says. “But I didn’t know what I wanted to make.” Ultimately, he settled on a ring, but nailing its proportions—so it would perch on a skinny band—proved challenging. “We worked on it for a long time,” he says. “In the end, the tail stabilized the whole thing.” The rainbow-hued ring marks the start of a new menagerie that will focus exclusively on birds: “There are so many fascinating birds. We’re planning to do 600 at least. This is only the beginning.”Wild ParrotCoin says all the Animalier pieces are meant to send the same message: “This is a beautiful world that needs to be protected.” The parrot’s ideal buyer “will

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