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These All-Black Jewels Are Enduringly Dramatic


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.

Cindy Liebel earrings
Vesper hoop earrings with black diamonds, $388; Cindy Liebel Jewelry
Colette black diamond bow ring
Atame bow ring in 18k black gold with black diamonds, $6,160; Colette Jewelry
Hannah Bedford Whorl ring
Whorl ring in oxidized silver and 18k yellow gold, £300 ($350); Hannah Bedford

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.

Eera Roma ear cuff
Roma ear cuff in 18k white gold with diamonds, $5,364; Eéra
Kelty Pelechytik Chloe ring
Chloe ring with 1.6 ct. black diamond and 2 cts. t.w. reclaimed old mine–cut diamonds, $6,250; Kelty Pelechytik
Ali Weiss black diamond heart ring
Heart ring in 14k black rhodium with black diamonds, $1,000; Ali Weiss
Bondeye black diamond earrings
Earrings in 14k oxidized white gold with black spinel and black diamonds, $2,355; Bondeye Jewelry
Lydia Courteilla La Vie en Rose bangle
La Vie en Rose bangle bracelet in 18k gold with black diamonds, price on request; Lydia Courteille

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.

Graziela black diamond ring
Band in 18k gold with black diamonds, $4,250; Graziela
Karma El Khalil Trilogy ring
Trilogy ring in 18k rose gold with black diamonds, price on request; Karma El Khalil
Vram Nocturne stud earrings
Nocturne stud earrings in 18k white gold with diamonds, price on request; Vram

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 Designs

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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