There’s no need to be a professional snake charmer when one can mesmerise just as effortlessly with the Serpenti collection by Bulgari. A pink gold ring beset with rubellites, diamonds and snake-like emerald eyes is seductive enough to give Medusa a run for her money. Pair it with Serpenti Inspiration earrings in pink gold with nine fancy-shaped pink tourmalines dangling lavishly from each lobe, or choose from a selection of rebellious reptilian-shaped pendants.
Cartier is also taking a walk on the wild side with its collection of cactus-shaped jewellery. These gold pieces are reminiscent of desert sand, and a dichotomy of soft and sharp elements gives the collection its depth. An 18-carat yellow gold Cactus de Cartier ring and a matching bracelet and necklace are adorned with lapis lazuli gemstones and brilliant-cut diamonds.
Chanel’s Fête de Moissons bracelet wraps delicately around the wrist, evoking images of bougainvillea climbing and colouring the walls of a French boutique. The bracelet, mounted on white and yellow gold, boasts an 11.1-carat yellow diamond, as well as multicolour diamonds and yet more yellow diamonds in varying shapes. A matching necklace dazzles with a 25-carat fancy intense yellow diamond in the centre.
For a nature-inspired look, an 18-carat pink gold watch by Piaget is adorned with 24 marquise-cut diamonds arranged in a leaf-like pattern. A minimalist mother-of-pearl dial free of numbers, paired with the textured gold band, gives the watch a polished and elegant look.