Circle of Absolute Power Necklace.The most mesmerizing jewelry boasts an element of macabre. Consider, for instance, this Jade Jagger skull choker necklace. At first blush, you might be forgiven for thinking that the choker’s shining gold knobs were beads or buttons or something innocuous of that nature: cool cute designs. But a closer inspection reveals that the gold bumps are, in fact, little miniature skulls. That subtle macabre touch makes this piece profoundly different.
And Here’s What’s Really Interesting…Imagine if the skulls were slightly bigger and more “skull-like.” The choker necklace would be WAY less elegant and interesting. You would just look at it and say: “Oh, there’s a skull necklace. Interesting punk art, but maybe not for me.”Likewise, imagine if the skulls were slightly smaller or less pronounced. You wouldn’t even recognize they were there. The macabre, interesting-ness would disappear. Somehow, this necklace hits the perfect middle distance. In doing so, it drums up a kind of intense fascination. It’s much like that famous visual illusion of Marilyn Monroe/Albert Einstein. (Up close, a picture looks like Albert Einstein. But as you back away, the picture “dissolves” into Marilyn Monroe).
The whole point of jewelry is to catch attention and keep it. The optical trick that this choker plays on you is almost hypnotic. But enough about all that. The piece is classy, curious, and dangerously sexy all at once. Whether you are shopping for a necklace to wear to an award ceremony, a big client lunch, or a friend’s soiree at a private vineyard, you could do far worse than this memorable piece. Click the link INDULGE to do just that!
A Few Goody Gumdrops wishes to thank Adam Kosloff our west coast contributing editor for his rocking review!XOXO,