Whether or not you’re safely venturing out this Halloween, a little bit of festive sparkle will go a long way. Even the simplest of Halloween costumes (I’m talking black jeans and a black shirt) can be elevated with a playful gothic-chic bauble or two. Bottom line: it’s an excuse to buy a new statement jewelry piece to wear both now and later for a touch of edge.
Therefore, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite finds that invoke mystery, danger and/or a little bit of spookiness. I tend to go for black diamonds and emeralds when October hits, and it’s time to trick or treat, party, or just perk up a sweater. I personally really enjoy getting into the spirit of it all, so prepare yourself for a bewitchingly beautiful list of gems.
A traditional serpent design is always a good idea. This ring by Serena Williams Jewelry is particularly perfect for October 31 because of its coil formation and emerald eyes. Finished in 14K yellow gold and pave diamonds, the stunner contrasts perfectly with a slew of other finger candy.
From Neil Lane Couture comes a bit more of a demure Halloween choice. This pair of exquisitely timeless drop earrings is perfect because of its oversized, rectangular step-cut black diamonds which total a whopping 22.58 carats. And framing them, for almost a spiderweb-like effect, are round-cut white diamonds set in platinum. These would be perfect with a witch costume for a hint of glamour, but also make the perfect evening pair year-round.
Now for a bit more of a next-level Halloween look—a more literal piece—arrives this perfect ear-stud from piercer to the stars, Maria Tash. Encrusted with pave diamonds, a black diamond and rubies, the large sword shape is meant to actually go through the ear for a chilling, but beautiful, effect. I love the edge it invokes for costumes and beyond. A posh pirate? Of course.
For the token splash of color, this very-appropriate champagne diamond and citrine choker wins and stuns. Radiating with just the right amount of harvest-inspired orange, I couldn’t leave it off the list. The Andrea Fohrman piece is simply sublime and enrobed in 14k gold, so you can wear it as a timeless piece with anything from a stylish costume to your very best fall cocktail dress. I love that it also has a slight vintage quality to it.
And lastly, how could I forget anything creepy-crawly? This 18K gold scarab link bracelet from Pamela Love is something that certainly transcends October 31. With a unique factor that’s certainly on high, the piece can be stacked with more bracelets or a timepiece, and it’s enhanced with pave diamonds.
Regardless of what Halloween style you’ll be rocking this year, these unique jewelry pieces will take you into the holiday season and into 2021, depending on how you style them.
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Carat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.