Take a walk on the wild side and invest in some statement sparkle inspired by our woodland friends – from jewel-encrusted bunny pendants to owl rings full of animal charm.
Parrot ring in rose gold, £210, www.boticca.com
Dominique Lucas discovered her love of jewellery as a medical school undergraduate in Mexico in 2007, and went to live in Florence to learn her trade and follow her passion. She has a unique talent for communicating the beauty of animals – from barn owls to parrots, tigers to elephants, she draws on a vast animal farm to create her humorous but striking jewellery.
Fat hen neckclace in rose-gold plate, £132 www.alexmonroe.com
Milk bottle and blue tit necklace, £165 www.alexmonroe.com
Alex Monroe grew up in the Suffolk countryside amid fields, rivers and the creatures that inhabit them. His love of nature has inspired delicate, intricately beautiful jewels in gold and silver, many of which have reached cult status.
Fox necklace in rose gold, £135 www.alexmonroe.com
Bambi pendant in 18-carat rose gold, £1,095, www.astleyclarke.com
2009 Accessories Designer of the Year Katie Hillier’s ‘luxury with a wink’ series of wire-twisted animal shapes are made from 18-carat gold and silver, set with a diamond eye. This is the perfect combination of understated luxury and fun.