Not the typical black panther you imagine stalking around the forest, but this Alexis Bittar ring is just as rare. Curled up on the textured gold band like the king of the jewelry jungle, this crystalline cat guards his precious quartz, wrapping his long tail snuggly around the stone. Decked out in pave Swarovskis, he’s a treasure in himself, though – proof that you don’t need claws to have feline ferocity. Part of the African-inspired Elements collection, this is a statement piece that will definitely have others asking where you adopted your new pet. At Nordstrom for $275.
Pair with: An exotic for an exotic! Wear this showoff, tomcat ring to a party with one of Nancy Gonzalez’s crocodile clutches. Why not go with a green to keep up the jungle theme?