In a season of black cats and witches, jewelry that evokes memories of Halloween—whether spooky, macabre, whimsical, or glam—is all the rage.
Some of it feels especially suited to October, and that’s OK—we delight in visiting such seasonal treasures, regrettably putting them away for much of the year, anxiously awaiting the holiday’s arrival to get them out and show them off again.
Others are more versatile: Snakes, skulls, and daggers, for example, come alive at Halloween but delight just as well in the spring and summer, being icons of jewelry for centuries.
Right now, it’s that versatility many shoppers have in mind. They want something to suit the moment, but with it a style that brings stability too. Something that spans the lengths of classic and trendy, a bit of fun that’s also chic and grown-up.
Jewelry fashioned in all black is an arresting choice. There is something so sleek and sexy about blackened metal set with gemstones such as black diamonds, sapphires, or onyx, the jewelry equivalent of a slinky little black dress.
Much like the LBD, there’s a versatile array to suit all styles. The current gothic vibe that’s trending in fashion (and weddings!) is well tailored to the look, but a dash of darkness can bring a hint of drama to those who favor the brighter Barbie pink—and throw in a little rock ‘n’ roll vibe for your coastal grandmother too.
So, yes, these jewels do happen to be spot-on for Halloween, but a mystical monochrome such as this is a wonder for all seasons.
Top: Lily dome ring in sterling silver with cat’s-eye glass, $400; Christine Alaniz DesignsFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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