Snake Charmers

November 27, 2009 Cheryl Kremkow Celebrity Jewelry, Jewelry Trends Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment
Rings by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for Asprey
Rings by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for Asprey

Sinuous and stylish, snakes have always inspired jewelry designers. Gold snake bracelets and rings  at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that were the hot look in 300 BC would be just as fashionable today.

But 2010 may go down in jewelry history as the year of the snake thanks to the new “Protection” collection of snake jewelry designed by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for Asprey. (Asprey says the designs were inspired by Angelina’s reflection on the snake as an “iconic guardian, a cultural symbol of family protection.”)  The new collection benefits a good cause too: the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.

Jolie isn’t the only star wearing snakes on the red carpet lately. Shakira also donned snake earrings at the recent American Music Awards. Emily Blunt has been seen recently in a snake bracelet. Everywhere you look, gold and silver serpents spiral around wrists and fingers.

So with so many snake designs, how does the jewelry by the world’s hottest couple stack up? Judge for yourself by ranking the serpentine styles in our very own design Snakedown!

Shakira in snake-inspired diamond earrings
Shakira in snake-inspired diamond earrings
Zorab ruby and black diamond ring
Zorab ruby and black diamond ring
Le Vian diamond and blue sapphire bracelet
Le Vian diamond and blue sapphire bracelet
Stephen Webster Queen Cobra ring in blackened sterling and sugilite
Stephen Webster Queen Cobra ring in blackened sterling and sugilite
Erica Courtney platinum and diamond earrings
Erica Courtney platinum and diamond earrings
Lena Sklyut 18k gold and garnet ring
Lena Sklyut 18k gold and garnet ring
ZDNY fancy colored diamond ring
ZDNY fancy colored diamond ring
Sarah Jannerbo bracelet in 18k gold with rubies
Sarah Jannerbo bracelet in 18k gold with rubies
Tracey Mayer Viper cuff in sterling silver
Tracey Mayer Viper cuff in sterling silver

1 Comment

  1. Katie Rose 5 years Reply

    These are very cool! Definitely inspiring me to design some snake related pieces! Thanks for posting this!

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