The natural world is a wondrous and amazing place, boasting a rustic beauty that can leave us in awe. So it’s no wonder that fashion maisons get inspired by its creations. These jewellery brands have taken their cue from Mother Nature’s alluring handiwork, creating pieces that capture of magic of the great outdoors. Think floral motifs, botanic features and more — and oh how we love them. From flora and fauna, to bees and snakes, we’ve rounded up 14 exquisite nature-inspired jewellery to adorn yourself with.
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Our beloved flying elephant is back on the big screen, this time as a live-action film. Show your love for this adorable creature by adding this charm to your bracelet — it’s a special design and part of a collection done in conjunction with the film. Best of all, it even comes studded with blue zirconia to replicate the character’s blue eyes.
Mercedes Salazar’s Colombian background is a huge influence on her designs, with many pieces often sporting vibrant colourful hues. This piece is no different. Handmade with faux leaves, lilies and fuchsias, they are like adorable mini flower wreaths for your ears. Interestingly, despite the details, they are surprisingly lightweight. Bonus: They’re clip-ons so you don’t need to have pierced ears to enjoy them. Pair with a white lace dress and add a straw bag in tow for a romantic summer look.
You can’t divorce the swan from Swarovski — after all, the animal can be found in the logo. Here, the brand’s iconic motif appear in a pair, and are paved in black and clear crystals for a fun contrast of dark and light. Perhaps it is even a play on good versus evil, like Odette and Odile from Swan Lake. For an edgier look, go with an all-black outfit while wearing this piece.
When we think of floral designs, bright, vivid colours automatically come to mind. Simone Rocha decided to buck the trend by creating a pair of jet black flower earrings made of PVC and faceted beads. Bold move. Pair these earrings with a chignon and finish with a black jumpsuit for a sleek monochromatic look.
These relatively large gold tone snake earrings will make a grand statement, especially when you pair them with a plunging jumpsuit and towering stilettos. They’re surprisingly lightweight so you don’t have to worry about having to take them off before the party is over.
If Cartier’s Panthère de Cartier is out of your budget, you can always go for this panther bangle from LA-based label Nialaya Jewelry. It still has a pretty steep price-tag, but the sassy pair of heads that come with encrusted zirconias make it all worthwhile. This piece is not too ostentatious for work, which means you can get bang for your buck by wearing it every day. We say match it with a white pantsuit to let it shine.
A symbol of transformation and adaptability, the dragonfly is a perfect symbol for an empowered woman looking for self-development and fulfilment. Get this colourful necklace, which is available in 925 Sterling silver or 18k gold plating, to show your freedom from the restraints of monotony, and play up its boho vibes with a fringed leather jacket and cowboy boots.
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Elephants are friendly giants known for their determination and loyalty — so show your support for these gorgeous creatures by wearing this playful elephant design that is adorned with a 0.10 carat worth of round-cut grey diamond that also acts its eye. Go all out by wearing with the matching elephant earrings and finish with your best animal printed outfit for a queen of the jungle look.
Channel your strong personality with this sassy serpentine piece that is created by Danish fine jewellery designer Ole Lynggaard. Made of 18-karat gold and sporting a pair of 0.02 carat diamonds, it is an understated design that exudes quiet confidence. Pair this with a sleek satin slip dress and finish with ankle boots.
The camellia flower is an iconic symbol of the French luxury label, representing independence and a spirited woman who eschews convention. Here, it has been crafted into a pair of rose gold stud earrings. The pièce de résistance? The crowning of the bloom with a glittering diamond at its crux. Pay homage to the late Karl Lagerfeld and pair these with a classic Chanel tweed jacket.
Two delicate flowers made of brilliant cut diamonds and navy blue lapis lazuli meet in this dainty and intricate number, which is made even more beautiful due to its rose gold hue. The piece is part of Chaumet’s Hortensia collection that takes inspiration from the vibrancy of hydrangea flowers, so you can get your hands on green malachite rings and tiger’s eye pendants, for example. Dress this simple and sweet piece with an asymmetric sleeveless dress.
Anybody who knows luxe French jewellery and watch brand Cartier should most definitely have heard of one of its most famous collections, the Panthère de Cartier. Popularised by the brand’s late creative designer Jeanne Toussaint, the iconic collection draws inspiration from the panther, with pieces in the past boasting various features of the trademark feline. In this piece, the fierce animal is in the midst of leaping — wrapping itself into a yellow gold ring. It is studded with tsavorite garnet eyes and spotted with onyx. What a glorious piece. Pair this with a sharp pantsuit ensemble for a striking, lady boss look.
This pair of elegant blooming rose gold earrings from Bvlgari are petite yet eye-catching, thanks to the shiny 0.20 carat diamond in the centre that is boosted by smaller diamonds worth 0.36 carats. Designers behind the piece drew inspiration from the four-petal flower motif cherished by the Romans, a symbol that represents joy and happiness. These understated studs will jazz up a simple LBD. If you’re not a fan of flowers, go for Bvlgari’s Serpenti collection — the pieces there are edgier and pretty darn seductive.