Animal motif has emerged in Jewelry fashion in Year 2011 that shown in famous jewelry designer’ art pieces as well as DIY fans’ unique art works. The reason is not just as their beautiful shapes and special looks but also a profound meanings and best wishes that people believes something can bring them success and luck. See more animal totem jewelries, please visit our Photo Album.
Dragons were used in early European jewelry in association with St. George and the dragon. Later, dragons would become a positive symbol and be often used by famous jewelry designers because of their fascination with Oriental art.
Owl is one of the most frequently motifs of jewelry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Worn as a talisman, this bird assures success in all efforts requiring preparation and skills.
Spiders, the insects that make some people scream at their sight, were popular in the 19th century because of their association with good luck.
Fish amulets were meant to prevent drowning.
Lizard is linked to eyesight, and in all cultures it was an animal protecting eyes because of its green emerald-like color.
Scarab was one of the most powerful symbols in ancient Egypt. Its image symbolized regeneration and inspired jewelry worn as amulets. This simple dung-beetle was so revered that its image was widely used in daily life, even for sealing legal documents.
Images of turtle, scorpion, crocodile and vultures were believed to protect the wearer from the creature represented.
Hedgehog was associated with rebirth.
Hare was worn for fertility.
Grasshopper was associated with wealth.
Monkey was a symbol of love and sexual fulfillment.
In ancient Egypt, figures of falcon and cobra were associated with royalty.
Dogs were traditionally linked to fidelity, lions – to strength.
Frog was traditionally linked to protecting travelers.
Serpent was a symbol of all that is mysterious. At the same time, it symbolizes eternity, and is a long-treasured subject of animal theme jewelry.
Unicorn was regarded as a symbol of purity.