The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 September 2007

Careful where you put that squirrel

Squirrel pendantI'm sure somebody thinks this 10k gold rodent makes a really cool pendant. (I'm equally sure she doesn't.) The piece is part of the fall 2007 collection of Simon Cardwell's "Cheeky Monkey" label, and it can be had in sterling silver for about half the $500 price of the gold version. Incidentally, both pieces are recycled: the metals were presumably melted down from earlier jewelry and reused. This particular squirrel is the Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), listed as "threatened" by the IUCN: apparently grey squirrels are crowding it out of its habitat. And it's probably better to commemorate the species by wearing its image than by wearing an actual example thereof; the squirrels I see on a regular basis would not take kindly to having lengths of metal tubing routed through their pert little tails.

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Posted by: GradualDazzle at 10:36 AM on 23 September 2007

What's worse is that the grey squirrels are American, which goes over about as well as you'd expect in Europe.

Posted by: Bigwig at 7:53 AM on 24 September 2007