Using owls as decorative motifs for accessories is nothing new, but they do seem to be gaining more popularity recently. They are available at all price points, from $5 to $500, depending on the value of the metal and jewels that make up the piece. This in itself is interesting.

I like the playful wisdom that the symbol of an owl imparts. A little arty, a little indie, dare I say intelligent, often casual, and definitely fun. Some owl pendants look like something your seven year old daughter or niece would sport, while others achieve a more sophisticated and refined quality. I’d stay clear of the more childish interpretations and look for a style with an avant-garde integrity instead.

As illustrated in the photos of the models below, a relatively ornate owl pendant looks great against a simple neutral background (like a black top). Add a dressy bottom or  pair of jeans and you’re good to go. Simple and easy.

I’ll give an owl pendant a whirl if it’s smothered in white pearls and looks fairly “grown-up”. Do owl pendants tickle your fancy?

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