Eva Legoura Snail Ring 18k Gold Gemstones


Eva Legoura
Late 20th Century
18k Yellow Gold
Multicolored Cabochon-Cut Gemstones
26 grams
1 1/2" x 1"
Eva Legoura

Fun and bold ring of snail design by Eva Legoura made of 18k gold, featuring gemstones. The stylized snails are crafted with a combination of polished and textured gold. Atop the shells, bezel-set cabochon gemstones add vibrant pops of color, creating an eye-catching effect. These snail ring is a great fit for someone who appreciates unusual, artistic pieces that is also meticulously crafted. Inspired by nature, it was skillfully made with a keen eye for detail. This Eva Legoura ring is truly unique statement piece.

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Eva Legoura Snail Earrings 18k Gold Gemstones

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    About Animal Themed Jewelry

    Being widely used in the ancient times, historically animal motifs in jewelry lost their popularity by the end of the 17th century. It wasn’t until the late 18th century that it started to make a come back. In the rise of urbanization, the natural world became a compelling alternative for designers. Among the most popular animal motifs during the late Georgian and early Victorian periods were birds and butterflies, dogs, serpents, and insects. These were often adorned with diamonds or pearls, creating miniature sculptures.

    During the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements jewelry designers turned away from mass-produced items. They believed that hands-on approach would not only improve the quality of the craftsmanship but also add depth and character to their designs. For these artisans animal and especially insects were a popular source of inspiration. Their shimmering wings and vibrant bodies inspired intricate enamel work, which was a highly popular technique at the time. Rene Lalique (1860-1945) was especially renowned for his magical, sculptural creations.
    The 1940s, 50s, and 60s were a golden age for animal-themed jewelry. Artists crafted bejeweled and enameled animal pieces to satisfy the public’s growing demand for these whimsical designs. During this period, iconic animal motifs emerged, such as the Chaumet bee, the Cartier panther, and the Bulgari serpent.
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    In the modern animal jewelry designers are exploring a wide range of styles. Some find inspiration in ancient Egyptian designs while others incorporate actual animal parts into their work. In short, there’s animal-themed jewelry to suit every taste, whether you prefer modern designs or pieces with a classic, historical feel.

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