By Cindy Edelstein
Blackbird and the Snow’s Bird studs in 14-karat yellow gold and
Animals have been cast in gold and gems since the dawn of time, which mirrors the love people have for their pets.

They still are the darlings of designers today, as they continue to hog wild over their pooches, kitties and itty-bitty fishes and their clients have followed suit. Jewelers want to get in on the action.

Retailers should stock a great menagerie of little friends to make clients happy. Here are a dozen adorable choices.

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