In our opinion, jewellery designers featuring fauna in their creations are helping the world #levelup when it comes to making a statement. But quality, with good details of the animal’s face or body, can be hard to find.
Enter our list of must-have rings that allow you to walk proudly on the wild side.
Designed by Alessandro Michele, this knuckleduster-styled ring slips on over two fingers.
It’s into the jaws of death with this gold vermeil ring, which takes inspiration from the crocodile’s teeth.
This is a three-piece brass, plated gold and enamel set from Bangkok jewellery brand Mary Lou that you can wear on one finger, two or three. We love the “panda hug” that happens when you wear them in a full stack. Awwww.
Italian designer Marco Dal Maso wasn’t monkey-ing around when he designed this handmade ring. The simian’s face is rendered in rose gold, making its gold-plated teeth really pop. Champagne diamonds also adorn the crown of the head, which is plated in chocolate-coloured gold.
This is the stuff of fairy tales. The delicate frog in 18K yellow gold is set with black diamonds, as well as pink, green and yellow sapphires.
Two panther heads come together to make one bold statement. Inspired by the designer’s travels around the world, the ring gives off an edgy, exotic vibe.
Handcrafted in France in 18k gold, the owl motif is set off with rubies for its eyes and diamonds on its brow.
The details in this one are sweet. Pandora’s Honeybee ring features a band cast in honeycomb hexagons, with a tiny bee looking like it’s hard at work on the side.
This whimsical cocktail ring by the Dutch designer draws inspiration from the sacred scarab beetle. This one is prettily iridescent, embellished with pave diamonds and gold stars, and accented with amethyst and pink sapphire stones.
Simplicity speaks volumes. Two horses seemingly nuzzle each other in this delicate creation of 18K yellow gold. Pair it with stacking rings and wear it with a maxi dress on date night.
The king of the jungle takes on a mystical flair in this Thomas Sabo design. Features blackened sterling silver, and black stones for the feline’s eyes.
Green and gold-toned plated brass creates a finish that gives off the appearance of blown glass. A unique piece that captures the magic of the sea.
European designer duo Elvira Golombosi and Hector Lasso make jewellery based on ancient archetypal motifs. Their rough-hewn designs are eerily cool, and feature everything from jaguars to minotaurs.
Check out their Big Fox ring, with orange sapphire eyes. While their official website states that pricing is only available upon request, a search on other websites carrying this design puts it at around S$1,000.
If you love the look of croc skin but are hesitant to carry a bag or wallet made of the material, wear this ring, crafted of satin-finished brass and sculpted to emulate the texture of crocodile skin.