April 2019

Fascinating Friends

The jeweled menagerie

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When you think of Buccellati – the Italian jeweler and silversmith—what comes to mind are boldly colored gemstones set against textured gold that resembles lace, linen and other precious fabrics. But the firm is equally well-known for its silverwork, especially its realistic “fur”-clad animal sculptures.

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Creature feature

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Whether it’s called zoomorphic personal ornamentation or critter glitter, animals of all kinds have been a recurring motif in jewelry history. Their natural beauty and unique traits have inspired countless pieces, from the scarab beetles of ancient Egypt to David Webb’s zebras and frogs.

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Caffeine fix

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Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. says, “great coffee can fuel a greater purpose.” To that end, 20 percent of the profits of its fair trade and organic specialty coffees and related products fund animal rescue initiatives across the country.

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