There are four months until Halloween but never fear my goth girls. We’ve selected some of the best skull jewelry designs out there to hold you over all year round. The skull trend is nothing new. Ancient Egyptians and Aztecs used skulls to represent death and rebirth. Some of the most popular and artistic skull images today come from the “Day of the Dead” or “Dia de los Muertos” which is celebrated in Mexico and parts of Latin America. The intricate designs are also really popular in tattoo art. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your mom (Mother’s Day is right around the corner guys), or your best friend, take a look at the unique skull designs we’ve cultivated below.
1. Sterling Silver Sugar Skull Pendant
This gorgeous piece is solid sterling silver and 21 grams. That’s one heavy sugar skull! The weight indicates that this is high-quality silver and a real statement piece. The pendant has hand etched details with bronze overlay for a gorgeous contrast. The pendant also has a removable Mother Mary pendant which you can layer on the skull pendant or wear it separately. Note that this is just the pendant and the chain can be purchased separately here. If Day of the Dead designs are your think this is the perfect piece for you. This is a really chic way to wear skull jewelry.
2. Black Lucite Skull Earrings
These Tarina Tarantino black lucite earrings are a really classic and subtle way to add skull designs to any outfit. Tarina Tarantino makes tons of gorgeous, whimsical pieces that let you express yourself in a range of colors, shapes, and sizes. The earrings are made of metal and the eyes are pave setting. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your best friend, or your mom, these will suit anyone’s signature style. You can check out more of her unique designs here.
3. Old English Nameplate Necklace
This premium nameplate is offset by an oh-so-cool skull and crossbones on the right side. Each piece is made to order and laser cut and shipped within one business day from Los Angeles, CA. The nameplate is made of solid 10k yellow gold in Old English style. The 1.0mm Rolo chain expands from 15-20 inches. You can choose up to nine letters and there’s a one-year free warranty. This is a great gift for any occasion and a really special way to create a personalized piece for someone you love. Throwing a pirate themed wedding? These will make the PERFECT bridesmaids gift.
4. Gold Double Skull Cuff
This gold cuff has two skulls on each end and is a really unique addition to any bracelet stack. This cuff is handmade and can be created with 14k gold or sterling silver. The eyes are zircon and can be made in black, white, or clear. If you’d like to further customize any other part of the bracelet contact the artist directly and he’s willing to work with your vision. The inner diameter is 2.4 inches and the diameter is 6 inches. The cuff is only slightly adjustable so be sure to measure your wrist before ordering. I love this bracelet for that conservative friend with just a little bit of edge.
Price: $105 + $5.99 shipping
5. Bling Jewelry Gothic Skull Studs
Show your distinctive and sinister style with these Cubic Zirconia skull studs. The dimensions are 1.6mm by 1.6mm and made of rhodium plated brass. These are perfect special occasion earrings to spice up any cocktail or formal dress or outfit. Who doesn’t want to add a little bit of bling to their outfit? These fun, flashy studs are a great conversation starter and guaranteed to give any outfit a little bit of edge. They are made by Bling Jewelry who makes a wide range of fun and whimsical jewelry. You can check out more pieces from their collection here.
6. Delicate Silver Skull Necklace
If you want to show you’re bad to the bone, but in a more subtle way, this is the perfect necklace for you. This delicate necklace comes in silver, gold, or rose gold colors. All are made of rhodium and can be plated with 925 silver, 14k yellow or 14k rose gold. The pictured length is 15 inches and is sits beautifully on the collar bone. The necklace is handmade in Texas and comes with a beautiful gift box. This makes a really great affordable gift for the graduate in your life or that new mom in your life who is gearing up to celebrate her first Mother’s Day.
Price: $19.95 + $4.75 shipping
7. Sugar Bean Skull Studs
These gorgeous textured black skull studs are made by Sugar Bean Jewelry. The shimmery stones are black spinel and there is a gold-plated base. What is spinel you ask? Great question. Geology.com defines spinel as a gemstone mineral that is commonly confused with ruby or sapphire because of its natural red color and blue colors. It’s only use is in jewelry and has even been accidentally used in royal collections and crown jewels because it’s so closely resembles ruby and sapphire. As a gemstone, it is incredibly resistant to weathering which makes these earrings a really great buy. These are great quality studs that will subtly show people you’re a bad girl, with great taste.
8. Mercedes Salazar Gold Hammered Skull Ring
Designer Mercedes Salazar makes bold and bright designs created in Bogota, Colombia. Salazar studied jewelry making in Mexico City but has her headquarters in Bogota today. Salazar says her jewelry, “will connect you with the Universe.” This ring is made of 22k brass plated gold and comes in sizes 6, 7, and 8. This ring is made to stack with other rings and adds a little intrigue to any jewelry collection. You can check out more of her designs here. You can really feel the passion behind each of her designs. Her versatile designs and bold colors make her pieces a great gift choice for your eclectic mother or even mother-in-law.
9. King Baby Sakura Skull Ring
This statement ring is a beautiful balance between hard and soft. The skull design wrapped in a floral crown is a very unique piece that could be the cornerstone of any skull collection. The ring is made of 925 sterling silver and very heavy and high quality. The ring comes in sizes 6 and 7 only and only ships within the United States. Mitchell Binder, the designer behind King Baby, started his jewelry apprenticeship at the age of 15 in Los Angeles. Throughout his career, his designs became popular with celebrities and rock stars alike, including the likes of Liz Taylor and rock star royalty. More recently the biker crowd has caught on and Binder regularly makes custom belt buckles and jewelry. If you love your jewelry with a little bit of history this is the right piece for you, or if you’ve got a biker babe BFF, this is the piece for her. You can check out more King Baby designs here.
10. King Baby Day of the Dead Skull Necklace
Sometimes you have to save the best for last. This piece wraps up everything we love about skull jewelry in one exquisite piece. This Day of the Dead inspired piece features a fleur de lis on the forehead and cross eyes. The curb chain is 24 inches and has a lobster-claw-clasp. The entire piece is made of 925 sterling silver and the kind of piece you’ll keep for a lifetime. This is piece is definitely a special occasion piece and makes a huge statement. It’s edgy and traditional and a cool gift whether you ride Harleys every weekend or are dedicated to keeping a little bit of goth in your style. You can check out even more King Baby designs here.
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