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WEC: Thoughts about Jewelry — Monkeys

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Posted by Laurie Zeiden on

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkeys aren't the most popular animal motif in costume jewelry, but if you look hard enough, you'll find they are represented. Apes, on the other hand are not. Must be the fact that apes don't have tails. In jewelry, the monkey's tail balances the design much like it balances the animal in the wild when it's leaping from tree to tree.  Elzac ceramic pin with lucite tail Unsigned pin with googly eyes Arboreal monkeys live in the trees and they are excellent climbers. Below is a sought-after silver and enamel charm of a monkey climbing a pole followed by a brooch...

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