Boo! Spooky jewellery with a contemporary spin
The devil is in the detail in these bewitching Halloween jewellery pieces
Many Halloween celebrations may be off the table this year, but we will still be marking this most spooky of days with appropriately chic and scary jewellery. Add just the right amount of eerie to a socially distanced drink with these jewellers who are taking the skeletons out of your closet and hanging them around your neck.
Cave Things, the eclectic new concept store from Nick Cave, is full of delights. For Halloween, 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 then unnerving, but they will steal the show even if your Halloween party is through Zoom only.
Loquet London’s 9 lives charm in black gold and diamonds is an understated in to this spooky trend and - even better - all the profits from this piece, designed in partnership with Susan Bender, go to Woman for Woman UK.
By combining precious materials with tongue-in-cheek motifs, Amedeo Scognamiglio puts a contemporary spin on cameos. The cameos, crafted from sardonyx shell, 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. ‘I want to make people smile and then say ‘oh wait, it’s a monkey?!’’
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 and mythical creatures crafted in 60,000 year old mammoth tusks are a case in point.
‘Amidst the severe darkness today, I think laughter or amusement are the most valued sensations sought after by consumers and we can – and should – achieve that through jewellery,’ says Lebanese jeweller Gaelle Khouri. Her sculptural and meticulously crafted jewels in a bright plethora of gems are just the ticket for an elegant Halloween. §