My obsession for jewelry in form of animals (or "animal jewelry" as I usually call it) is still strong and my collection needs some new pieces.
There are animals that attract me a lot for their symbolism and their cultural/popular references. This summer I'm loving my fish charms, but surely the crow, the firefly, the peacock and the deer are my favorites animals when I'm looking for something new to add to my jewelry box.
So, when I discovered the work of Digby & Iona, the jewelry line created by Aaron Ruff, I loved almost every single piece.
Grew up in rural Maine, he's currently living in Brooklyn. He became a jewelry designer without ever having any kind of education on it, "approaching jewelry-making with the mentality of a woodworker".
The Stag Ring is actually my favorite piece,
but also the Buck Necklaces,
the Giant Hare, the Seppie and the Elephant Rings are so so beautiful...