Feather jewelry has come a long way since its heyday in the 1960s, when hippies adorned themselves with real feathers. Today’s designers craft beautiful feather jewelry using gold, diamonds, and gemstones. Some create ultra-realistic feathers complete with exquisite details, while others craft more abstract, romantic plumes that highlight significant gemstones and pearls.
This dreamy bracelet from Sutra will become your new favorite piece of jewelry. It features silky diamond feather barbs that encircle the wrist. The bracelet is extremely flexible, too. We love this updated take on a classic diamond bracelet.
Sutra Feather bracelet in 18K white gold with 11.3 carats diamond, $30,000
Boucheron has a full collection, Plume de Paon, that takes inspiration from peacock feathers. Frédéric Boucheron himself designed the maison’s first Peacock feather necklace, capturing the intricate details and natural beauty of the feather. While Boucheron has many significant pieces of high jewelry depicting feathers, these earrings are a more casual way to wear them. The 18K rose gold feathers appear to float up the ear. They are fully set with pavé diamonds, and each features a rose-cut diamond at the center.
Boucheron Feather earrings in 18K rose gold with .45 carats rose-cut diamond and .69 carats pavé diamond, $18,650
Cadar’s sharp, architectural Feather earrings are ultra-modern. The highly polished 18K yellow gold shines brightly as you move, thanks to the articulated barbs.
Cadar Large Feather earrings in 18K yellow gold, $6,600
While Mikimoto might be best known for its classic pearl jewelry, it also creates gorgeous diamond jewelry. This feather necklace features curving diamond and white gold barbs that swirl around a 7.5mm Akoya pearl.
Mikimoto Feather necklace in 18K white gold with 7.5mm Akoya pearl and .47 carats diamond, $7,600
Saboo Fine Jewels
These stunning earrings from Saboo Fine Jewels are a brilliant rendition of a peacock feather. Saboo used multicolor titanium instead of gold for the base. This allowed them to create a range of colors, including pink, blue, and green, to re-create the nuances of a peacock feather. The spine and barbs of the feather are set with diamonds, and the eyes of the feather feature blue sapphires encircled by diamonds.
Saboo Fine Jewels Elemento Peacock Feather earrings in titanium with 1.80 carats diamond and .89 carats sapphire, $39,900
Lydia Courteille’s dreamy earrings from the Topkapi collection feature sapphire, rubellite, tsavorite, and ruby to evoke floating peacock feathers. The collection is inspired by the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, where peacocks roamed in ancient times.
Lydia Courteille Topkapi earrings in 18K white gold with 4.53 carats sapphire, 1.45 carats rubellite, .54 carats tsavorite, .39 carats ruby, $22,015
Jacquie Aiche’s boho aesthetic comes to life in these gorgeous carved feather earrings. The feathers hang from diamond studs and have diamond spines.
Jacquie Aiche Carved Feather earrings in 18K rose gold with diamond, $7,750