"Bird" decorations are mainly brooches. This type of jewelry assumes the maximum sculpturality and volume, which means that it is in it that the natural features of winged creatures can be reproduced. However, jewelers manage to do this in rings and earrings. Sculptural bullfinches sitting on frosty branches became the first noticeable decoration of Ilgiz Fazulzyanov: the earrings received a prize at an international competition in Hong Kong.
Earrings "Bullfinches", Ilgiz F. © press service
Mikimoto's bird portraits use irregular pearls - the latest "high" Jardin Mystérieux collection features a peacock in a dark Tahitian pearl with precious plumage and a swan with a wing of a white pearl fragment with a diamond neck. Lovebird parrots with pink diamond breasts coo on a precious Graff brooch. The swift flight of swallows was captured by the Chaumet jewelers in the High Jewelery collection dedicated to the sky.
1 of 4 Brooch Jardin Mystérieux, Mikimoto © press service Brooch Jardin Mystérieux, Mikimoto © press service Lovebirds brooch, Graff © press service Brooch Les Ciels de Chaumet, Chaumet © press service
Danish jewelry brand Ole Lynggaard has a capsule collection of three rings and earrings dedicated to cranes that can be worn like a brooch. For three years, the company's designers have studied the movements and proportions of birds, drew sketches, and cast details for future sculptures that combine polished yellow gold and satin white metal.
1 of 5 Crane ring, Ole Lynggaard © press service Crane ring, Ole Lynggaard © press service Crane transformer single earring brooch, Ole Lynggaard © press service
The Van Cleef & Arpels Lucky Animals series includes several bird brooches - in the form of a dove, an owl and a bird of paradise. Many similar jewelry can be found in the archival collection of the house: the Les Inseparables brooch from 1946 and the Oiseau de Paradis (Birds of Paradise) made of rubies and sapphires using the invisible setting technique of 1942.
1 of 2 Brooch Oiseau de Paradis, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1942 © Press Office Brooch Owl Lucky Animals, Van Cleef & Arpels © Press Office
Boucheron's favorite birds are the Hopi hummingbird and the Nuri parrot, which have adorned the Animaux de Collection for many years. A fresh addition to this natural collection is the Meisa the Chickadee set. Tiny tits perched on the ends of an open bracelet and ring, while another landed on a golden branch in a pendant. The yellow gold is engraved with feathers, and the eyes and beak are made of black onyx sapphires.
Bracelet and ring Meisa the Chickadee, Boucheron © press service>