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Although gothicism is a broad subculture that spans music, literature, fashion and art, the thing that most people associate with goths is black. The goth look is creative, artistic and a great way to signify that the wearer is interested in the other things that gothic culture involves. Goths are well known for their striking and complex attire, which often involves layers of fishnet, lace and leather and their accessories. Because of the all-black looks, we think that having some really great jewlery is the best way to bring a little shine to an outfit- but that doesn’t mean that it has to be sunshine and rainbows. Gothic jewelry often involves crucifixes, skulls and chokers as a clear call to goth’s association with BDSM, metal music and horror films and literature.
Let’s start with something straightforward: a pentagram necklace. This is simple, androgenous and a staple of gothic and pagan ideology and culture. You can dress this up or down, as you like, which is perfect for a formal environment where full gothic attire may not be appropriate. There’s also no reason that this couldn’t be part of a larger goth outfit, potentially layered with other necklaces or with matching pentagram earrings or a bracelet.
Stainless Steel Skull Biker Ring
Another staple: a skull ring! Skulls and skeletons are often associated with goths, specifically because of their preoccupation with death, mourning and horror. Much like the pentagram necklace this is suitable for people of any gender, can be worn with a full outfit or just casually as a little reminder of goth culture. Rings are also great for anyone who fidgets and the texture of this makes it perfect for anyone who likes to spin or stroke rings for comfort. Finally, this is made of stainless steel so there’s no chance of your finger turning green after a few hours.