We didn’t have fun Easter in our home once I was rising up. This didn’t sting almost as badly because the absence of Christmas, specifically as a result of the ephemera surrounding Easter—bunnies, tulips, and many others.—was way more secular than the issues related to December 25, although I did whine and beg till was allowed to put on a Santa brooch whose nostril lit up if you pulled on a bit of bell. (How I want I nonetheless had this merchandise, extra valuable to me once I was within the third grade than the rarest Tiffany jewel.)

With Easter arriving this yr on the final day of March, it looks like time to have a look at all these cheerful items of bijou that commemorate the animal kingdom and the arrival of spring—bunny rabbits after all, but in addition birds, butterflies, girl bugs, and the plague of your backyard—snakes.

For hundreds of years these creepy reptiles have made their mark within the trend world. Their symbolic energy has a darkish and thrilling historical past, starting with their debut within the Backyard of Eden, then turning up in Medusa’s hairstyle, and even being discovered responsible for the homicide of Cleopatra. However you needn’t fear about all this! Suppose as an alternative of the serpent’s sunnier aspect—as rings, bracelets, and necklaces. The Victorians beloved to adorn themselves with these slitherers: Queen Victoria sported a bracelet that includes three intertwined serpents to her first royal council in 1837, and two years later, Prince Albert gave her maybe her most prized possession—a coiled snake engagement ring set together with her emerald birthstone.

Victoria was born in 1819—had she lived a couple of hundred years later, would possibly she have craved a Bulgari Serpenti watch to coil up her pasty white arm? Or maybe at that time she would have uninterested in snakes and elected to develop her jewellery menagerie—including maybe some bird-themed items, which have their very own fabulous again story.

Eagles and sparrows, hummingbirds and doves—even pigeons!—have embellished jewellery for 1000’s of years. Enable us to share one in every of our favourite fowl jewellery tales: In occupied France throughout World Conflict II, Cartier designer Jeanne Toussaint created a caged fowl brooch within the colours of the French flag. When the Gestapo noticed this image of resistance in Cartier’s window, they hauled Toussaint in for questioning. (She advised them it was an outdated Cartier design. This was a lie.) After the battle, Cartier produced a brooch of that very same fowl, now singing, his cage flung large open. They named it L’Oiseau libéré.

Such is the ability of bijou—not simply to attraction however every so often to ship a secret message of freedom and pleasure. Typically simply adorning your self with a bejeweled creature, gazing down into its little face as you go about your each day chores, is sufficient to carry your spirits in these fraught occasions. In any case, it doesn’t matter what might occur within the subsequent a number of months, spring is right here.

Beneath, a compilation of our favourite creatures.



Apples & Figs

Backyard of Eden fowl stud earrings


Zoë Chicco

single ladybug stud earring


Alison Lou

single bunny stud earring



butterfly three-finger ring


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