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Gothic, grunge jewellery

Even with different ways of mixing and matching pieces, I'm probably still going to get bored of wearing similar outfits from my capsule wardrobe pretty quickly. Because of this, I'm going to make sure that I have a ton of great accessories and jewellery that I can mix up outfits with a bit more.

To go with the whole grunge aesthetic, I really like the idea of quite gothic-looking jewellery, so I'm on the lookout for cross pieces.

In The Craft, (which I posted pictures from in my first post about constucting this wardrobe and grunge style,) one of the girls Nancy always wears a black crucifix, which I think looks really good.
The Craft screenshot 90s grunge gothic clothing jewellery style
Asos are selling a similar one in the men's section at the moment, and I like Llymlrs' version which is made of red knotted cord.
I'm not too sure if I'd feel completely comfortable wearing a crucifix for fashion purposes though, as I know how important they are to Catholics, and I wouldn't want to disrespect anyone or offend them because of their religious beliefs if it could be avoided. I think it's less of a problem with a simple cross, as that has made its way into acceptable 'everyday' jewellery already. What do you think about religious jewellery being worn for fashion?

Another potentially controversial piece of jewellery is this cross stash necklace. It's similar to the one that SMG's character Katherine Merteuil wears in Cruel Intentions, which is one of my favourite films. (I also love Dangerous Liasons, the book which it's based on. Definitely read it if you get the chance. it's a masterpiece.)
Cruel Intentions cross necklace gothic
Image from schwarz-collection.com
Cruel Intentions cross necklace gothic
This is the best picture I could screen-shot.
I'd just like to point out at this point that I am really anti-drugs. I never have and never will take any form of illegal drug, and I think anyone who does take drugs is incredibly stupid.
I just think the necklace is cool because I love the film, and I also kind of love Sarah Michelle Gellar, because Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains to this day my favourite tv show. I've seen every episode so many times and I frequently have Buffy marathons with my box-sets in the holidays. Also it ties in with Buffy with the whole vampire/cross thing, and obviously Buffy is never without her cross necklace that Angel gave her. Ok, enough of the geekiness now.

Fellow mega-fan Wendy Brandes has even designed a ring inspired by Spike. Now that is true dedication to BtVS! She's also created a stake necklace, which I want to describe as "cute", but somehow that doesn't sit well as a description for something that's function is to turn vampires into dust (or a bloody, gloopy mess if you're a True Blood fan. Which I also am.)
Wendy Brandes silver stake necklaceWendy Brandes heart stake ring
Images from wendybrandes.com

I love these two-finger rings from Nasty Gal in black and turquoise too.
Gothic cross two finger ring Nasty Gal black silver turquoise

Images from ShopNastyGal.com
Which colour would you choose?

And finally, I know this isn't jewellery, but it is something I'm going to be treating myself to. An Alexander McQueen skull scarf. I've wanted one for years, and I'm working this summer so I'm saving up so that I can finally afford one.

Once I've got this, along with my handbag, I'll be on the way to building up my own little McQueen collection :)

8 comments

  1. I love Buffy AND The Craft! I like the crucifix necklace too...I'd put sherbert in it :) x

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  2. I heart Spike so very much! BTW, I got an Alexander McQueen email today saying they have new colors.

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  3. That cross-stash necklace is cool! You could use it to store... I don't know...sherbert in or something, just in case you need a sugar fix during the day!

    I also LOVE Buffy and True Blood! Watched Buffy obsessively all the way through my teens and still watch it now if it's on TV. True Blood is awesome too, if not quite dark and disturbing at times! Have you read any of the books? xxx

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  4. I think a McQueen scarf would suit you perfectly :)

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  5. Loooove Buffy, I was so influenced by her style when I was younger.

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  6. I'd stash sherbet fizz too! I think we're all big enuff to know you wouldn't stash anything else in there :-)

    Love that spiked ring!!! Uh,,,,so COOL!

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  7. Hey I read your lovelyish post about this, and I was so inspired! I was LITERALLY just googling images from that movie, because it really inspires me, and then I was so excited that someone else on lovelyish was feeling the same way. I'm currently in the process of filling my wardrobe with 90s grunge as we speak!

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  8. Heya

    I'm a metalhead and I wear a lot of jewelry inspired by gothic aesthetics - and archaeology. The craft was my favorite movie and the inspiration for ALL my clothing as a teenager, much to my mum's regret :).

    I wear crosses with Celtic designs, as they're part of my heritage, but mostly I wear items (talismans) that harken back to earlier times. I love my Thor's Hammer from www.wulflund.com, and I've just found this shop http://www.etsy.com/listing/48487691/flying-arrow-statement-knuckle-ring-in and I'm seriously thinking of getting this ring ;)

    great post and keep up your exploration of this aesthetic. I'll keep reading!

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