Four necklaces that will surprise you with the imaginative designer Daniela Villegas ♦ ︎
Let’s face it: it’s not enough to be creative. To be amazed you have to be imaginative too. And if there is a woman who manages to combine creativity with imagination is Daniela Villegas. The Mexican designer based in Los Angeles prefers themes related to nature, the strong colors of her native land and the animal world, especially that of insects. But not only. Sometimes she leaves the subjects and she prefers to venture the new worlds. As in the case of the Odudua necklace, inspired by an African goddess of the earth, which promotes love and life. The necklace is made of 18 carat yellow gold, with vintage glass African pearls, brown sapphires, red sapphires and tourmalines, all tied with 18 carat yellow gold.
But if you think it is the most unusual jewel of Daniela Villegas, you are wrong: here is the Beetle Tutti Frutti necklace. It is the result of the collaboration between Daniela Villegas and The Lost Explorer. The necklace is inspired by the jewel beetle, the Buprestidae family, the largest of the coleopterans. But inside it contains a double-edged knife. In particular, a nail file and a small blade to cut fruit or open an envelope. The pendant is in 18 karat yellow gold studded with multicolored sapphires for a total of 9.77 carats, hanging on a gold chain. The price is 28,750 dollars.
Another nacklace has the Body Beetle pendant. Made of 18 carat yellow gold, it was designed with the body of a green beetle surrounded by diamonds hanging from a yellow gold chain embellished with five small side gems. Not really common, right? As well as The Wild Necklace, necklace from the Into the Deep collection, inspired by ocean fish. The necklace synthesizes a coral reef, with anglerfish. It is made of 18k rose gold and is decorated with champagne diamonds for a total of 1.10 carats, spessartite, a large cowrie shell and two South Seas pearls. Margherita Donato