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Animal House: de Grisogono’s Crazymals Collection adds Seven New Friends

Proving that the jewellery world still has a sense of fun, haute-jeweller de Grisogono has revealed seven new “friends “ that will join the ranks alongside 2009’s Super Pig, Cool Bear, Funky Monkey and KissMe. From the top of Mount Lee and its iconic hills to the palm trees of Palm Springs, meet Lady Flamingo, Crooner Snake, Great Ladybug, Stogie K, Tux’Penguin, Hip Hop Panda and Buddy – the moustache twirling octopus!

Conceived by de Grisogono’s founder Fawaz Gruosi who appears to be reinterpreting the rules of high-end jewellery, they each have their own very distinct personalities, reflecting American culture and infused with the elegance and retro charm of the 1950s. Each piece is set with 1001 rare stones and will be able as either a ring or pendant.

The question is, however, which one do you identify the most with? Let’s meet them shall we…

Lady Flamingo

Crazymals Lady Flamingo

Materials: Pink gold, Pink sapphires, Mother of pearl, Onyx, Black diamond

Playful and sexy, she’s the most glamorous of pirates. She loves the towering palm trees and sunbathing on the edged of the desert. Her wavy tresses studded with pink sapphires, she flaunts her liberated nature with a mobile eye patch in gold and black nano-ceramic that reveals a mother-of-pearl gaze. A Gocce rose gold pendant hangs from her ear. She reveals a slender figure in a dress set with 239 precious stones and her high boots are carved in rose gold. Ready to dive into the turquoise swimming pool at Twin Palms with her golden flippers, she loves to sip a Sea Breeze accompanied by pink shrimp.

Crooner Snake

Crazymals Crooner Snake

Materials: White & Pink gold, Tsavorites, Pink opals, Black diamonds

All or nothing at all. From jazz to blues, rock to twist, he’s got rhythm in his blood. A glossy white gold suit beneath a tsavorite sparkle. A charmer with the soul of a bad boy who, from the very tip of his velvet-smooth rose gold tongue, entertains his friends at events and the wildest pool parties in Palm Springs. His day stretches out, punctuated by whiskies on the rocks and dips in his pool. Exceptionally, on this occasion, he has donned mobile dark glasses, which hide the most bewitching gaze in Hollywood – featuring eyes engraved with magnetic spirals.

Great Ladybug

Crazymals Great Ladybug

Materials: White & yellow gold, White diamonds, Red sapphires, Black diamonds, Onyx

Super-heroine and Hollywood legend, she flaunts her inimitable style composed of nonchalance, mischief and impertinence in the form of an S for Success – in rose gold gleaming amongst red sapphires and black diamonds. At the top of her game, her gaze lights up under the sparkle of black and white diamonds and her striking cheekbones blush with the hue of black diamonds. Perched like a diadem on top of her head and shining in the middle of her face are tiny onyx balls. Across spread wings of red sapphires and diamonds, her soul floats above the most iconic letters in the world – a tribute to her unparalleled record of Oscars. When she arrives at the party, she orders a whisky and soda before settling at the pool bar.

Stogie K

Crazymals Stogie K

Materials: Pink gold, Brown diamonds, Orange sapphires, Pink sapphires, Pink opals, Onyx, Black diamond

While the oasis of Palm Springs comes right into the living room through its large French windows, a figurine with a unique, deliberately dishevelled appearance studded with brown diamonds and pink sapphires, smokes a fat stogie made of rose gold set with orange sapphires. In his glass is a Syrah from his“Diamond Collection” with an inky robe and fruity taste. A whimsical, power-hungry, paranoid character, he lives his passion for excess to the full. A voluble extrovert with a distinct touch of arrogance, he casts his daring gaze of pink opals and black diamonds over the world.  This godfather of the movie industry is the natural patriarch of the Crazymals family.

Tux’ Penguin

Crazymals Tux Penguin

Materials: White & Yellow gold, White diamonds, Black diamonds, Orange sapphires

A living icon and true artist, he sports a tux made of black diamonds, a poplin shirt made of white diamonds and a bow tie in gold and red nano-ceramic. On his feet are orange moccasins made of sapphires, completing his signature look. Prior to joining the PS Film Fest, he gives a little mixology lesson. An expert with a shaker, behind the pool bar, he makes his favourite long drink – a Spritzer, a perfect pairing with rhodium-plated white gold fish. To go incognito, he dons his Raybans in blackened gold, mobile glasses that dress and define his character. In his hand is a script – for his next film…

Hip Hop Panda  – alias The BO$$

Crazymals Hip Hop Panda

With a head-turning blue sapphire cap, hipster beard and deep voice, he does not go unnoticed. An imposing figure distinguished by his stature and his obvious immoderation. On his body, he bears tattoos of black and white diamonds beneath a diamond silk shirt. Rocking a carefree attitude, the superstar of rap ignites turntables and infuses his mixtape with his deep, creamy voice. As is his custom, he makes a noteworthy splash at the most coveted pool party of the year.

Buddy

Materials: Pink gold, Purple sapphires, Pink sapphires, Black diamonds, Pink opals

Being cool and having a moustache is totally possible. With a chic and resolutely humorous touch, he flaunts a subversive, somewhat old-fashioned style that suits him perfectly. He actually looks good in anything, including the electric-blue nuances of an amethyst suit. This sex symbol carries off his moustache superbly and with great generosity, as an emblem of his undeniable virility. Didn’t his mobile ink-coloured moustache made of black diamonds inspire the Movember movement? An unparalleled stuntman, he keeps fit and has a sturdy body in rose gold. The king of balance is also a great showman. Nobody within reach of his tentacles can resist him.

More info at: degrisogono.com/collection/crazymals