The Pacific Northwest is home to many adorable creatures! As a jewelry brand that not only cherishes our living world, but draws our inspiration from nature, we love admiring all critters and beasts on both land and sea! The PWN is abundant with diverse wildlife, and we love to honor them by creating jewelry that represents them. As the saying goes — imitation is the best form of flattery!
Join us as we scope out some of our favorite aquatic buddies and do our best to steal... AHEM... replicate their look.
1: SEA STAR
STEAL HER LOOK!
This gorgeous sea star inspired the first look that caught our eye. Her vibrant purple hue and gracefully branching arms add a striking burst of color and elegance to the rocky coastal habitats of the Pacific Northwest. We want to be elegant just like her! Here are some purple looks you can steal:
These two lavender sapphires are each stunning in their own way. Like watercolor, it's almost as if our sea star dipped one of her rays in some lavender paint and swirled it in the ocean water to create the gorgeous coloring of these stones. If you don't want to build your own ring, we have another fantastic purple look you can steal!
Anueva Jewelry | 5.79ct Elongated Cushion-Cut Purple Sapphire Ring
This stunning ring is sure to be the talk of the sea! Securing this whopping 5.79ct sapphire in place is a bezel setting. Just like our sea star, she's always full of surprises! Turn this ring to reveal a row of hidden halo diamonds. You deserve to dazzle! Snag this beauty while she's still available because, unfortunately, unlike our lady sea star, she doesn't regenerate — she's the only one!
STEAL HIS LOOK!
Just look at this cute, speckled Lingcod. This formidable predator of the Pacific Northwest boasts a mottled olive-brown appearance that makes it an impressive sight in the underwater world. Let's use him as the template for our next inspiration. If you want to model your ring after the Lingcod, these two stones would do him justice:
For a sophisticated look, we have a good feeling that our friend, the Lingcod, would approve of the lovely, natural champagne diamond. If you're a sapphire-lover or are after a stone that truly matches our little fish, the color-changing sapphire is the way to go! For a ring that you can take home ASAP, try this:
Anueva Jewelry | 2.96 Green Hexagon Rosecut Diamond Evergreen Signet Ring
While not the largest fish in the sea, this guy can hold his own! The Lingcod is a natural predator and can defend himself well. To honor his tough demeanor, what better ring is there than this weighty, edgy hexagon diamond signet ring?
3. Orca Whale
STEAL HER LOOK!
The queen of the sea, the orca whale, commands respect and awe not only for her size but for her striking coloring. Her crisp, sleek black and white markings and remarkably large, bright pink tongue are the color palate we used for our next stones. To pay homage to this majestic sea beast, create your own orca-inspired ring with one of these stones:
STEAL HIS LOOK
The newt is as adorable as he is fascinating! This bright orange/fiery red amphibian found in the Pacific Northwest is characterized by his smooth, moist skin and his ability to thrive in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. A bright and cheery orange, red, or brown ring would surely get our newt friend's stamp of approval. To build your own newt ring, check out these two gorgeous loose stones:
A newt begins his life in the water as aquatic larva before transforming into a land-dweller. It takes some time to learn how to navigate between these two worlds! If you're not as patient as our buddy here and are eager to speed up the process, we suggest looking for a ring that's ready and waiting for you rather than building your own! This two-stone Toi et Moi ring is the perfect embodiment of a newt; the orange stone represents his slippery, bright body, and the blue/green stone symbolizes both the water and the land!
5. Pacific Octopus
STEAL HER LOOK
The Pacific octopus, a master of camouflage and intellect, inhabits the rich and mysterious depths of the ocean in the Pacific Northwest. We love her soft, spongy body adorned with suction-cupped tentacles. She is gifted with the astonishing ability to change colors and adapt to her surroundings to avoid predators or ambush prey. In this photo, she's sporting a brilliant reddish-orange coat, which instantly made us think of these two gorgeous sapphires from Mozambique:
A mesmerizing animal calls for a mesmerizing ring. Like the fluid, organic curves of her tentacles, this funky rustic ring is an ode to our astounding octopus. This unique ring features a mix of milky white and smoky grey diamonds. Just as the octopus belongs in the sea, this ring belongs on your hand. Take her home today:
Anueva Jewelry | Funky Rustic Diamond Ring
Rings with Character
At Anueva Jewelry, we pour love and thought into all our designs. Mother nature has created such gorgeous gifts — animals and gemstones — and we aim to honor them in our hand-crafted fine jewelry. Wearing jewelry should be an expression of your style and personality, which is why we adore creating pieces that mimic our favorite things! We challenge you to get creative and build or discover items that are true to you! Our loose stone inventory is comprised of over 600 stones, so whether you'd like to build a whimsical ring based on your favorite PNW critter, or perhaps an engagement ring based on your love story, your #dreamring is the product of your imagination! Get to work and build your own ring today or shop our collection of read-to-ship rings!