Rocker and Bikers Inspire Jewelers

JCK first spotted the rocker trend early this year, when designers started to display precious skull-and-crossbones, handcuff, and tattoo motifs. The idea, however, exploded this spring when a trio of high-profile brands backed up (or inspired) by bikers, rockers, or bad-boy hipsters launched jewelry and watches. First, FIBO steel distributor Miami Steel announced that Tico Torres, the drummer for '80s hair band Bon Jovi, would launch a line called Rock Star Baby jewelry. Torres had previously dabbled in design with a line of hip baby clothes of the same brand name (an absence of pastels makes it a favorite for hip parents like Torres's bandmate Jon Bon Jovi). The jewelry follows that design aesthetic, taking away the sweet and focusing on the style. Pieces are primarily silver with a dark, antique-look finish, and each is named after a Bon Jovi song. “It's really contemporary,

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