This month, I’ve highlighted jewelry that connects to current events, as well as jewelry designed around perennial themes. My final Jewel of the Month post gives you both qualities. Of course, skulls are always right for the month of Halloween, but the bonus is that the Wall Street Journal has declared this to be a season of “gothic chic.”
Therefore, there’s no time like the present to take another look at my mind-blowing 18K gold and black-diamond Carpe Diem skull mini-collection.
What makes this grouping of a medallion necklace and two earring styles so special is that each skull is cut from a single black diamond. People who see these designs can hardly comprehend what they’re looking at. They’ll ask, “Are the skulls onyx?” And I’ll say, “No, diamonds.” And then I see them wondering how that’s possible.
All I can say is that it wasn’t easy! The diamond cutter cracked quite a few stones trying to get the skull eyes perfect. That’s one reason why it would be fabulous for a skull lover to buy all three of the Carpe Diem pieces. Why not corner the market on something so unique?
It would also be nice to have a black-diamond skull for any occasion. The smaller earrings above, for instance, would be good for everyday wear, but whenever you wanted to make more of a statement, you could upgrade to your crowned-skull earrings.
I could be persuaded to do a black-diamond skull ring to round out the collection. How great would that be as an engagement ring? Gothic wedding chic!
If you’re in New York and want to try on the pieces in person, you can find them at the Kristen Farrell gallery. If you can’t get to the store, you can find more information and images in the YouTube video I made earlier this year.