The animal kingdom is an endless source of inspiration for both designers and jewellery collectors. This in turn, has spun intricate gem-studded pieces that appeal to the child in all of us. From Chanel and Tiffany & Co, to Cartier these 10 adorable examples will charm animal-lovers’ hearts. Story originally appeared in Hong Kong Tatler November 2017.

Boucheron

Husky ring set with an antique cushion-cut Burmese sapphire surrounded by diamonds, spinels and sapphires.

Boucheron

Raccoon ring set with diamonds, sapphires, onyx and wood.

Tiffany & Co

Schlumberger Butterfly clip in platinum and yellow gold with diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and turquoise

Tiffany & Co

Schlumberger Cricket clip in yellow gold and platinum with sapphires, diamonds, emeralds and a pink sapphire eye

Cartier

Panthère de Cartier necklace made with sapphire beads and a panther set with diamonds, sapphire, onyx and emeralds

Cartier

High Jewellery collection parrot ring watch in 18K white gold set with onyx, emerald and diamonds

Chanel 

Lion Vénitien earrings in white gold set with brilliant- and pear-cut diamonds

Chanel

Lion Rugissant bracelet in white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds and carved onyx

Van Cleef & Arpels

Lucky Animals Cat clip in yellow gold, onyx and tiger’s eye; Lucky Animals

Van Cleef & Arpels

Lucky Animals Dog clip in yellow gold set with white mother-of-pearl and onyx

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