Halloween jewels are a proud tradition here at Diamonds in the Library! I’ve always been a huge fan of the magical – in literature and in life – and Halloween is my very favorite holiday.
This year makes the 8th annual Halloween jewels post here on DitL. Not too shabby, eh?
No more tricks! Let’s get to the treats.
Halloween jewels so good you’ll scream.
You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t believe in the magic of jewels. But some jewels are just a little bit extra magical, wouldn’t you say?
How spookily adorable is this Halloween-perfect ear stack by Alisou Lou?? It makes me want to buy every one of these earrings and then rush out and get more piercings.
If that’s not enough for you…the enamel ghostie glows in the dark!!! See a video here.
When I was younger, I was obsessed with Halloween earrings from Claire’s. Tragically, my ears have become more sensitive over time and I can no longer wear any of those, but these Alison Lou earrings give me that same happy feeling.
I thought that what I loved about spiderwebs was their clean, even geometry, but this organic-feeling and gloriously off kilter spider web from Anna Ruth Henriques totally floats my boat. I think if you saw this gem-strewn pendant on someone on the street, you’d register it first as just a beautiful design and then maybe recognize it as web after a minute or two.
I also love the asymmetry of the gemstones and the mix of colors. Deliciously organic and fully magical. I picked this photo mostly for the web, but that itsy bitsy spider up above is fantastic, too.
Here is my buddy @Pinkpirahnah rocking a wonderfully witchy necklace stack in a recent IG photo. @Pinkpirahnah is a fellow jewelry lover and a collector with a knack for layering and a fantastic eye. I love all the individual components of this look but what really blows me away is the combined overall effect.
If you were wondering how to rock Halloween jewels in daily life, just follow @Pinkpirahnah‘s example.
Polly Wales makes some of the most incredible skull pieces I’ve ever seen a contemporary jeweler create. Her signature style involves gemstones that are cast directly into the gold of her designs, rather than set.
The effect is unique, organic, and utterly striking. This lush gold skull looks like something that grew, instead of something that was carefully made. It’s eerie and unforgettable.
This tiny gold cauldron charm from Kate Gold Jewelry is so cute I can hardly stand to look at it! Those little legs and carefully shaped handle. It’s perfect.
I believe that this irresistible vintage charm sold almost immediately after she posted it, so try not to fall in love too hard.
How about a little Poe for your Halloween jewels? I would wear this Holly Dyment raven ring forevermore.
I’ve been a fan of Holly’s bright enamel designs for years and something about the simplicity of this one really appeals to me. That, and the sweet/dark combo of slightly ominous raven + deep red gemstone heart + pretty pink background.
Did you know a bat could be so pretty?? This little beauty is from Erica Weiner.
This dainty winged creature is rendered in gold with a pearl body and diamond-scattered wings. I’d go ahead and say that he’s very unlikely to transform into a vampire.
These teeny tiny previous creepy crawlies are another subtle take on Halloween jewels. These little beauties are stud earrings by Bibi van der Velden. Thanks to Twist Online’s Instagram for the wonderful photo.
Wouldn’t they look so cool on an ear? I’m fascinated by their dainty legs and antennae.
Lady Hale wore an incredible spider brooch in late September and it spurred an arachnoid shockwave across Instagram as jewelry store after jewelry store posted their best spider brooches in homage to the badass brooch move.
This one from A La Vieille Russie’s Instagram was my favorite. It’s by Woolf & Company, circa 1980, and features a large cultured pearl, ruby eyes, and plenty of diamonds.
Sensuous, sinuous snakes by Shelly Cavanaugh at Meeka Fine Jewelry! I love this designer’s snakes for any occasion, but their gently twining bodies are especially perfect as Halloween jewels.
I am particularly fond of snake jewels, in case you hadn’t noticed.
How cool is this skeleton necklace by Evocatuer? I love that the skeleton is an anatomical diagram that makes me think of old books. I also love how the pendant is articulated so the discs will move like when worn, just like a skeleton’s bones would dance if it were hanging loose.
Photo via JA New York’s IG.
I bet some of you recognized these iconic Cartier masterpieces on sight, didn’t you? These truly staggering snakes and crocs belonged to glamorous actress and jewelry lover Maria Felix. Jaw dropping, breathtaking, swoon-worthy holy grail treasures.
I had the honor of seeing that magnificent snake in a museum once in Paris and I definitely left nose prints all over that glass case. Just stunning.
This photo comes to us via Marion Fasel’s beautiful Instagram. Thanks, Marion!
I love the shape of these bat wing earrings by Bang-Up Betty! So satisfyingly dramatic and perfect for the season. They’re also abstract enough that you could wear them at other times of the year without seeming overly costume-ey.
Also: this designer generally works with brass and gold filled/plated materials, so these earrings are the most wallet-friendly of today’s Halloween jewels!
These Hannah Blount rings are a little less typical for Halloween jewels and more jewels with casual magic – they have a beautifully eerie, subtly supernatural vibe.
They make me think of wise comforting ghosts and peaceful spirits who live in rocks and serene water nymphs in quiet lakes. Something about them just radiates calm, positive energy.
On the other end of the spectrum, this Lydia Courteille ring is Halloween AF. Beautiful, opulent, and unforgettable; just what I always expect from Lydia Courteille.
This exceptional piece features two pearl-topped skulls with emerald and sapphire snakes writhing around and through them.
I’ve featured Sofia Zakia’s work in a Halloween context before, but her newer Tarot card collection is just to perfect not to include in this year’s Halloween jewels post too.
I’m not a tarot aficionado so I don’t really know what meaning to associate with these pretty, dainty cards but I do know they’re beautiful with their careful details and gorgeously witchy vibe.
These Anthony Lent beauties are a little more soulful than cute or spooky, but I couldn’t resist including them.
I could do this forever, but I’m going to stop here. Have a wonderful Halloween, my darlings!
If you want even MORE spooktacular Halloween jewels (I know how corny that pun is and I DON’T CARE), you can see everything from the above collage in my Halloween jewels archive.
All images in this post are c/o the individual source credited.