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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

You know how the fashion press declares red lipstick to be in style again every few years? The same thing seems to happen with black gems. I’m pretty sure I’ve already sent out “black gems” selections to editors and store buyers twice since starting my business in 2005. It’s clearly time for a third mailing because, yesterday, WWD reported, “Jewelers are showing their dark sides, using a range of black stones — onyx, spinel, diamonds and sapphires — to create a refined sense of drama and intrigue.”

You want black gems? I’ve got them. There’s onyx …


Onyx skull ring. Click for more information.

… spinel …


Clemence necklace. Click for more information.

… and diamonds.


Juana peekaboo skull locket. Click for more information.

Want more? Here’s the full list of my black-gem designs.



Black diamonds

Meanwhile, She Finds says weapon-shaped jewelry is hot. Naturally, I’ve got dangerous designs for you. The most dangerous-looking one is my Matilda sword necklace: an 18K white gold sword that can be pulled out of its 18K yellow gold scabbard. Here it is sheathed …


Click to purchase.

… and here it is unsheathed.


Click to purchase.

The matching Matilda earrings don’t come with a scabbard, but they’re great candidates if you want to hop on the single earring trend I wrote about on Saturday. They were styled that way in some of the photos in a huge spread in W Magazine last year.


An image from W Magazine. Click to see the Matilda sword earrings on my website.

Last night, I wore one Matilda sword earring with one middle finger emoji earring and one of my special Skylar Grey double-ax earrings. (I have three ear piercings.) Speaking of Skylar and her double-ax logo, I have single-ax stud earrings available. You can get them in 18K yellow gold …


$450. Click to purchase.

… or silver.


$70. Click to purchase.

I can also do custom orders for ax earrings (and other studs) in 18K rose gold, 18K white gold or gold-plated silver. Holla at me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com if you are interested in one of those options. And if you have any other dark and dangerous jewelry requests, feel free to send them my way. Maybe I’ll get inspired and add one of your ideas to my line!


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8 Responses to “Dark and Dangerous Jewelry for Fall”

  1. Oh I like the Clemence necklace – going to send you an email re: NYC plans x

  2. HelOnWheels says:

    The skull ring is my fantasy piece of jewelry! Sometimes, I sit and stroke it on the screen. TMI? And the Matilda necklace…stunning. I might need a “dangerous” roller skate made for my derby anniversary.

  3. Miss Tan says:

    The jewelry is fabulous. I love the skull locket.

  4. stacy says:

    I wish the black skull buttons I used on the plaid Harris Tweed jacket this season could have been Wendy Brandes onyx!