Chunky jewelry has returned back to the top of the fashion trend big time this year though most people have largely kept their private stash of punk glam jewelry from the ‘80s and ‘90s hidden at the back of their closets. However, the year 2012 is all about big and brash accessories and the one trend that has reprised its presence on the runways and in high fashion is skull jewelry. A lot of religious minded people have a strong abhorrence for the symbol thanks to its association with Satan, occult sciences, witchcraft and the dark arts while others view it as plain tacky.
But the symbol has become one of the most wanted trends in jewelry this year and every fashionista at the top of her game should own at least one piece of skull jewelry to go with her more demure pieces. As usual, skull rings will continue to rule the trend with big names like Alexander McQueen launching whole lines of fabulous and chunky rings centered on the symbol. Knuckle rings, thumb rings and even pinky rings with a skull up top and diamonds on the side add a risqué touch to LBDs and quaint day dresses alike.
Skull pendants have also emerged in a big way these past few seasons albeit in softer lines. Skull pendants have been fashioned in a range of colors and materials including pearls and sequins. Cuff links, brooches, earrings and studs have, as usual, made their presence felt though it is the skull encrusted bracelet segment that has really surprised one and all. Bracelets with skull symbols and motifs have been offered in a range of colors which has allowed them to be merged successfully with preppy day looks as well as with cocktail dresses.