Jewel of the day: Anthony Lent Flying Bat Necklace
The bat form lends itself well to jewellery and was a popular Art Nouveau motif (along with the dragonfly – those wings!). Here, Anthony Lent takes the critter and renders it in 18k yellow gold, accented with diamonds and a large hanging opal.
Seller Love Adorned explains, “This necklace is exquisitely detailed; a hand engraved bat with spread wings and diamond set eyes. Anthony Lent wanted to honor the bat after witnessing their magnificence in Bali, intelligently darting across the night sky. Opal=Cosmic Consciousness, Psychic & Mental Visions, Originality, Dynamic Creativity, Self-Expression, Self-Worth, Lightness, Spontaneity, Interest In The Arts, Love, Passion, Eroticism, Loyalty.”
This piece sells for USD$8,650.