Feline Inspiration

Hello my gems! Hope you had an amazing weekend, and if you were here in Miami, that you got down with the Art Basel festivities and enjoyed some great art.  I had a great time this weekend, but I'm back to work today with more panther jewelry for you. Friday's post was so popular, that I decided to continue with the feline theme and show you more of my "catty" pieces. 

Pantera bracelet in 18 kt rose gold,
micropavee diamonds and rubies.

First up is the classic Pantera bracelet.  This gorgeous  bracelet is made of 18kt rose gold and is covered in in rows and rows of sparkly diamonds.  The eyes are made of rubies, which are of course red, the universal color of love and passion.

I love this bracelet as an amulet for protection. A panther signifies a beautiful woman fiercely guarding her young, so this piece would actually be a great gift for a mother, too. In Christian mythology, panthers are known to represent Christ overcoming the powers of evil.  It's said that its tender breath and multicolored coat are also reflective of the many wonderful attributes of Christ. 

Next are my "Panther's in Love" rings, in both white and rose gold.  Inspired by the feminine power of the panther, and the beautiful panther jewels by Cartier, these ravishing twin rings are to die for.  If I had to pick just one, I would not know which one to choose. 

Both versions share the sam characteristics, yet offer very different looks. The beautiful rose gold version (first one below)  comes encrusted in diamonds, both champagne and white, with eyes of ruby like my Pantera bracelet above.  The white gold "Panthers in Love" is also detailed in champagne and white diamonds, and its eyes are also rubies. I went with rubies because I thought it might give the pieces a bit of an edge, since they are after all supposed to depict sexy, wild creatures. 

Rose gold "Panthers in Love" ring,
with champagne and white diamond detail, and ruby eyes

White gold "Panthers in Love" ring, with
champagne and white diamond details, and ruby eyes.

The feline motif has often been synonymous with devastating seduction, exotic beauty and a mysterious untamed character. The next piece, my Pantera ring is the perfect companion to the Pantera bracelet above.  If you want to go full feline, then be bold and wear the earrings below too.  

Pantera ring in chocolate diamonds, white micropavee
diamonds and ruby eyes.
As always this ring is handmade in 18kt gold
The panther is a fierce beast, and no other piece represents that agile physique and attitude better than this ring.  With fluid lines and impeccable design, the Pantera ring is quite sexy and super stylish. Even though it is a very strong image, this phenomenal ring is nothing but delicate details. When I was designing it, I was very intrigued with the juxtaposition of the two, and that is how this piece came to be. 

Last but least, are the cutest pieces of the bunch, my Pantera earrings in 18kt rose gold, diamonds and rubies.  These gorgeous handmade beauties are dramatic enough for evening, while being small enough for daytime looks. These fabulous earrings are so wearable that they have sold out not once or twice,  but three times since I debuted them at my jewelry store.  I actually did not take a picture of them before because they got snatched up before I ever even had any time to take one!

Pantera earrings in 18kt rose gold,
white diamond micropavee, and
beautiful ruby eyes.

Chicer than chic, my Pantera earrings make a lovely present for anyone on your list, naughty of nice.  I love the movement they have courtesy of the disc that they are each holding. The smooth and round shape, is a perfect complement to the textured heads, and makes them have that special quality only found in haute jewelry.

Panthers have been very prevalent in jewelry throughout history, with the most famous piece belonging to Wallis Simpson.  Her famous Cartier panther bracelet was known all over the world, and rightfully so. It symbolized the infamous love affair she had with 
the Duke of Windsor, who later abdicated the throne for her.

It is this type of passion that the panther image brings forth.  A feminine being, with strength and slickness to boot. Powerful and  fabulous, the panther is a classic theme that will continue to cycle in and out in jewelry, but will always remain a true classic.

Love Always
Dani K

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