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Daniela Villegas

Baby Sloth Pendant Necklace

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This sweet, symbolic Daniela Villegas necklace is a tiny version of her large sloth. The 18K pink gold sloth has two articulated dangling legs two articulated dangling arms. A rectangular watermelon tourmaline belly is set at the center beneath two diamond eyes. It hangs from the center of the 18K pink gold chain. Remind yourself to slow down and enjoy the little things in life with this one-of-a-kind necklace.

total length : 18" : 18K pink gold
18K pink gold sloth : 7/8" x 5/8"
watermelon tourmaline : 3mm x 4.5mm
diamonds : 1mm diameter each
18K pink gold lobster clasp closure


Daniela Villegas Jewelry

LOS ANGELES - Born and raised in Mexico City, designer Daniela Villegas is a self described maximalist with a love of color and nature. Each of her innovative pieces of art is handcrafted in Los Angeles and has a deep symbolism. Her designs are instantly recognizable and collected by people all around the world for their one-of-a-kind details.


Daniela Villegas Jewelry: A Fusion of Nature and Craftsmanship

Daniela Villegas jewelry is a masterful fusion of nature's beauty and exacting craftsmanship. The result includes limited-edition pieces that capture life's vibrancy through a kaleidoscope of gemstones, precious metals and unexpected natural elements. Daniela's distinctive approach has earned global acclaim, establishing her as a true artisan in the jewelry industry. Each creation is wearable artwork that reflects the designer's deep-rooted passion for the intricate forms and vivid colors found in the natural world.

The Elements That Distinguish Daniela Villegas Jewelry

Daniela Villegas jewelry is renowned for its imaginative use of diverse – often unorthodox – elements that challenge traditional jewelry design. The core distinctions of her work include:

  • Unique Material Fusion: Daniela's designs incorporate an array of materials, from 18K gold to ethically sourced gemstones and organic elements like beetle wings, wood and feathers, creating a distinctive artistic aesthetic.
  • Nature-Inspired Themes: Her collections embody elements found in the natural world, showcasing pieces that mirror the forms, textures and colors of nature. Villegas is particularly drawn to the symbolism of insects, integrating them into her work as emblems of strength and evolution.
  • Handcrafted Detail: Each jewelry piece by Daniela Villegas is handcrafted with an exceptional level of detail. This craftsmanship ensures that no two pieces are exactly alike, providing a personal touch that machine-made jewelry cannot replicate.
  • Color Vibrancy: Daniela employs a dynamic color spectrum in her jewels, with gemstones selected for their hue and luster. This creates vibrant, eye-catching pieces that become the focal point of any ensemble.
  • Symbolic Personalization: Beyond aesthetics, Daniela's jewelry often carries personal or cultural symbolism, offering a deeper connection and narrative for the wearer.
  • Eclectic Themes: The Daniela Villegas collection includes pieces inspired by and named for ancient gods, such as Khepri (the Egyptian scarab-faced god) or Quetzalcoatl (the Aztec feather-serpent god).

Awards and Accolades for Daniela Villegas Jewelry

Daniela Villegas Jewelry has been featured in several esteemed industry publications, such as Jewelers' Circular Keystone (JCK) and The Jewellery Editor. Her collection is a favorite with celebrities like JLo. Villegas had the distinction of being chosen as a finalist for Designer of the Year at the 2023 Latin American Fashion Awards.

Frequently Asked Questions About Daniela Villegas Jewelry

Below are answers to commonly asked questions about Daniela Villegas Jewelry. Please contact us if you'd like additional information.

What Inspires Daniela Villegas Designs?

Daniela Villegas draws inspiration primarily from nature, with a particular fascination for its infinite colors, textures and symbols. Her designs reflect her passion for the outdoors and the diversity of the natural world.

Are Daniela Villegas Pieces Handmade?

Yes, each piece of Daniela Villegas jewelry is handcrafted. The brand prides itself on the artisanal approach to jewelry making, ensuring attention to detail and distinctive styling for each item.

What Types of Materials Does Daniela Villegas Use in Her Jewelry?

Daniela Villegas is known for using a wide variety of materials in her creations. This includes high-quality metals like 18K gold, along with ethically sourced gemstones and organic materials such as wood, feathers and even insect parts, all of which are carefully selected for their quality and sustainability.

Explore Daniela Villegas Jewelry at TWISTonline

Find the perfect blend of nature and craftsmanship in this exquisite collection of Daniela Villegas jewelry. Each piece is a testament to detailed artistry and unique design. Order your favorite at TWIST Online today!

Daniela Villegas Shines Among TWIST's Curated Collective of Designers

At TWIST, we celebrate the convergence of the world's most innovative jewelry designers. Join us in exploring the diverse range of styles and expressions crafted by Daniela's contemporaries, each bringing their exclusive perspective to high-end jewelry.

  • Maria Tash: Born and raised in New York City, Maria's creative sensibilities were shaped by the vibrant music and fashion scenes of the '70s through the early '90s. Her academic journey took her from Columbia University to the halls of King's College in London, where she fully immersed herself in the city's punk and goth subcultures, adopting their distinctive asymmetrical fashion, bold makeup, and unique body piercings. Returning to New York, Maria refined her piercing skills, viewing the practice as an art form that could enhance beauty when paired with fine jewelry.
  • Prounis Jewelry: Jean Prounis launched her signature jewelry line as a tribute to her heritage. Drawing inspiration from her great-grandfather, who once co-owned the Versailles nightclub at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York during the 1940s, her collection reflects the opulent style of that era. Each piece is carefully handcrafted using recycled 22K gold, along with ethically obtained precious and semi-precious stones, embodying a legacy of elegance and responsibility.
  • Milamore Jewelry: Established in 2019, Milamore is the brainchild of CEO and Creative Director George Inaki Root. With pieces skillfully handcrafted in Japan and designed in the vibrant city of New York, Milamore seeks to reinterpret cultural and natural narratives through its jewelry line. The brand's offerings are crafted to seamlessly blend with your personal story, transcending gender boundaries and embracing inclusivity.

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