Boo! Spooky Halloween jewellery with a contemporary spin
The devil is in the detail in these bewitching Halloween jewellery pieces
If a full-on commitment to your Halloween costume isn’t happening this year – and we wouldn’t blame you – take the easy way out, and mark this most spooky of days with appropriately chic and scary Halloween jewellery. Add just the right amount of eerie to your attire with these jewellers, who are taking the skeletons out of your closet and hanging them around your neck.
Fine jewellery brand Alina Abegg takes a playful approach to accessorising, conjuring up magical worlds with jewels which take inspiration from everything from candy beads to ripe fruits. The ‘Cosmic Escape’ collection looks to the extraterrestrial, drawing an alien’s face in recycled gold and dotting its eyes with gems.
Cave Things, the eclectic concept store from Nick Cave, is full of delights. For Halloween jewellery, we have our eye on the enamel-coated ‘Little Ghost Charm’, which will look spooktacular dangling from a thick gold chain.
Tilly Sveaas Jewellery
Looking for some styling inspiration? Take a tip from Tilly Sveaas, who is decorating her pumpkins with her delicately knitted golden chains. And when the pumpkin has finished with them, they will look chic wound round throats and wrists long after the spooky season is over.
With their megawatt diamond smiles, these skeleton earrings encrusted with black diamonds may be more opulent than unnerving, but they are guaranteed to steal the show. Lydia Courteille’s high jewellery mastery lends itself well to gothic themes – explore her collection of spooky pieces, such as skulls peering from their cage of sapphires, in her themed collections.
By combining precious materials with tongue-in-cheek motifs, Amedeo Scognamiglio puts a contemporary spin on cameos. Crafted from sardonyx shell, they are especially devilish when paired with neon sterling silver skeletons and dotted with grey diamonds. ‘It is important for me to create pieces which are not just beautiful artifacts but make you take a second look and then smile,’ says Scognamiglio.
Bibi van der Velden
Dutch jewellery designer Bibi van der Velden subverts traditional jewellery concepts with playful design tweaks and unexpected materials. ‘For years fine jewellery was very serious and classical in a way; it didn’t connect with a lot of people,’ she says. ‘By making whimsical jewellery, which still has a story, it speaks to a larger audience. And it makes the whole experience more fun.’ Her intricate diamond-speckled cobwebs, mythical creatures crafted in 60,000-year-old mammoth tusks and alligator twist earrings are a case in point and would make compelling Halloween jewellery.
‘Amidst the severe darkness today, I think laughter or amusement are the most valued sensations sought by consumers and we can – and should – achieve that through jewellery,’ says Lebanese jeweller Gaelle Khouri. Her sculptural and meticulously crafted jewels in a plethora of bright gems are just the ticket for an elegant Halloween.