The Beasts of Basel: best animal jewels

From fish to frogs and dogs, we track down the cutest animal jewels on show at Baselworld 2018.

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  • Set in diamonds and with tsavorite eyes this frog ring from German jewellery house Stenzhorn is part of a large family of amphibians, large and small in a wide range of gem-setting options.  Previous image: Palmiero carved carnelian fish pendant. 
  • New to the jewellery world is Milan-based DreamBoule that create landscapes in liquid filled bubbles like this Nemo and Pearls ring. When shaken gold flakes drift through the liquid to create a snow globe for the finger.
  • Taking asymmetry to new levels, these playful Melody of Colour earrings by Geneva jewellery house de Grisogono feature a voracious sapphire, diamond and amethyst piranha fish chasing a shoal of tiddlers. 
  • Alessio Boschi transformed a 19th century Italian micro mosaic of a dog into a sumptuous jewel that can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The back of the jewel is decorated with canine and Roman motifs including a diamond-set dog's paw and bone. 
  • Just in time for year of the dog, Italian jeweller Roberto Coin, who has one of the largest collections of animal jewels, presents this gold terrier bracelet. 
  • Naomi Campbell wearing Bulgari emerald necklace Oscars 2018
     
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  • Cartier Halo Tiara 1936 worn by Kate Middleton on her wedding day
     

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