Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sexy Beasts

There they are in all their primitive elegance, my two favorite pieces of jewelry. Look at them, trying to shy away from my camera.  My hare, looking coyly downward.  And my steely-eyed owl resolutely ignoring me, like a celebrity who's spotted a paparazzo.  That's all right.  I'm secure.  I know they love me.

They were designed by cult New York designer, Gerard Tully.  Made of 18 carat gold with black diamond eyes, they're like two little gilded pieces of taxidermy.   

Chic, shiny and slightly macabre, they touch all the right buttons for me.

The rings are part of his genius "Predator/Prey" series and in my set, the owl is the predator and the hare is the prey.  (Other pairings include snake and field mouse, buzzard and egg, and frog and fly.  Lest you be absolutely horrified, there are also pacifist options, such as bunny and carrot, squirrel and acorn, and zebra and blade of grass.) 

When I wear them, I am acutely aware that it's either eat or be eaten. When I wear them, I suffer fools gladly.  When I wear them, I feel invincible.  When I wear them, I am ready to brave the school carpool lane and Sunday afternoon at Costco. 

Not to put to fine a point on it, but when I have armored my fingers with these two sexy little beasts, I feel not unlike a pagan goddess in Hollywood.  And if I squint very hard, the skyscrapers in downtown LA almost look like Stonehenge.

14 comments:

pve design said...

interesting. I pray my beast would be kind and not too scary so I am thinking perhaps a little bird and an ever so tiny worm for her little one.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

pve design: Love, love that.

JMW said...

Amazing jewelry and what great imagery in your post.

Laura said...

I adore those...they seem like something one of those eccentric fascinating rich women who I always so admire would wear!

Courtney said...

I have the elephant and I adore the ring. I've been wanting the hare as well. So gorgeous! And his rings always draw eyes straight towards them.

Julie K. said...

You are such a brilliant writer....I so look forward to your blog with my morning latte. Thank you for sharing your spunk and creativity!

MIMILEE said...

Brilliant! Your words and Mr.Tully...........Ahhhhhhhh!

jezebel said...

Oh, one of my very dearest ladies wears his rabbit every single day. I like so very much that you do, too.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Courtney: Let's start a menagerie.

Jezebel: That's what I call a hare's width of separation.

Glenda said...

Sexy rings.

Ciao

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

Beautiful pieces.
Very lucky to own such beautiful rings.
xx.

Susan's Snippets said...

Lisa -

Wow! Rings with mystical powers...very, very cool.

i drool

Mr. Peacock said...

Fantastic!

Viagra Online said...

I have some piece of jewerly such as black diamond eyes, so I think that these are so elegant,the "sexy beasts" are so fantastic and very fashionably.

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