FrontRunners: Animal Attraction

    The bracelet, ring, and earring designs in Brazilian jeweler H. Stern’s new Ancient America Collection (www.hstern.net) subtly represent animals that were symbolic to pre-Columbian cultures. The pieces are priced from $990 to $81,700. Serpents, which symbolize rebirth, are expressed as sinuous rings and bracelets crafted in "noble" rel="nofollow" gold (a gold alloy created by the company) and adorned with cognac and black diamonds arranged to look like snakeskin. Rose-gold pieces are set with black and white pavé diamonds to evoke the spotted coat of a jaguar, an animal associated with strength and power.

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    Photo by Matthias Hoffmann
    The 13-piece collection will be on display in cities around the globe in the coming months…
    Photo by Jasper Johal
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    Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
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    Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Made from 150-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur bone, this Monique Péan necklace (www....
    Photo by Bernhard Rampf
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