As with any motif, there are lots of different takes on a single idea or theme. The panther has been adorning fingers, necks and wrists for hundreds of years. New designers and old designers are creating all sorts of jewels using the panther, and I am slightly obsessed with all of them. Designers like Anita Ko and Jack Vartarian have new designs that are absolutely stunning. Vartarian’s panther hugs the entire finger with its whole body.
There are also many vintage takes on the panther–I have one that features black enamel spots. Another great vintage panther ring came from Walton’s where I work–someone from the ABC news family actually purchased it, so it has a great home. The last photo is a knuckle ring that I designed made from a bangle bracelet. If you would like to know more about that particular piece, read more here. Panther power!
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