An Amazing Attempt: Integration of Gothic Style into Jewelry Design

Vintage Gothic Design Knuckle Ring
Vintage Gothic Design Knuckle Ring


Beginning of a new era

Gothic fashion of the 1980s, often associated with the Victorian era is believed to have its roots in the Gothic sub-genre of music, which began in England during the same time. Post-punk musicians were the trend-setters of this epic subculture that celebrated ‘Morbidity’ seeping through the contemporary scene. ‘The Gothic’ would set a dark, mysterious and often a rebellious statement for the people who were still following the sleek trends of the 1970s.

Religious and occult themes and symbols

The counter-cultural movement of the Gothic represented dark and eerie subsets, in the form of recurrent religious or other occult symbols and themes (the cross, skeletons, vultures and wolves, etc.) smeared across the exotic genre. Soon enough, the fashion industry would incorporate Gothic elements into clothing and accessories. This was a time of great transformation. The movement from the disco era into this unusual period marked by dark and exotic motifs and themes was new and rebellious in nature.

Trend-setting of the Gothic

But because both of those things are risky and evolutionary at the same time, the Gothic subculture expanded rapidly across the globe. The market was flooded with goods corresponding to the latest needs of the people. The younger population was especially targeted by companies who began to offer things and collectibles bearing Gothic art in similar style. It is fascinating to note that the unparalleled theme actually had its origins in the contemporary music scene of the UK, which was integral in setting the trend in the market, and to further the scope for sellers of such exotic goods. This irregular trend-setting makes a way for the integration of Gothic style into latest jewelry fashion.

The cross: A brilliant design theme

Gothic jewelry gave a voice to the emerging community of folks who were still growing in number. Of course it proved to be an excellent choice to incorporate Gothic elements into contemporary jewelry. ‘The cross’ came out to be a favorite among the youth who decided to retain God in their revolt against conservative thinking. Except that the pendants, bracelets and other accessories, would essentially be black or purple in color, and carved out in a fashion that would emanate a spooky and a mysterious feeling which attracts a group of fans.

Gothic style of jewelry, with literary and music scenes defending and carrying forth the genre together, provided a great opportunity for the people who were looking up to the emerging trend to make it their niche style statement. It defined their individuality and gave it a name. Gothic accessories ranged from pendants to earrings and bracelets, wrist bands, etc.

The Gothic Style as a way of life

It was simply enchanting to see the market for it which grew even more with different kinds of darkly themed articles and jewelry being introduced every day. It helped shape the realities of a time where the revolution was not needed to be televised but was material from the beginning, in the sense that it was seen as a way of life.

The best part about the emergence of the Gothic culture was probably the fact that it was reminiscent of a unique tone of appeal that captured the attention of both boys and girls. It may have enabled blurring of the boundaries and dissolution of differences between the two sexes. And thus, it would not be far-fetched to imagine that it must have initiated a reshaping of the society as a whole, with male and female counterparts together lionizing the movement through the Gothic transformation, an amazing attempt indeed.


Twin Hearts Dull Polish Bangle - Golden
Twin Hearts Dull Polish Bangle – Golden

Friendships and attachments:

They say there is an invisible bond that connects two people, they are like strings, and when you need somebody to soothe your soul all you do is tug that string. That’s friendship that’s the kind of love that would fall into the forever category.

Bracelets of love:

And what if there was something that would not only be materialistic but also be like a constant reminder of what two people share. And maybe that would cease to be materialistic anymore. Fashionable stylish and filled with love: Fashion bracelets .These are like little charms that could be hanging around the wrist all day making you look chic. But it truly redefines a persona in so many ways by just being there

It stands as a reminder of an unsaid strong bond that maybe invisible to all, but it hides so many secrets, secret dates, secret crushes, Late night deep conversations ,sleepovers, or sometimes the comfortable science.

When does one use it:

And when the distance either literal or otherwise pulls this friendship apart, this bracelet can be there to rekindle what’s lost or just rejuvenate what was always there. There are fashion bracelets everywhere. These are small little metal chains that have cute charms and design that state fashion all over, but they may come in a pair, just like best friends do. One for each person.

A constant fond reminder of something is as beautiful as the bracelet itself. It could be brought mutually or as a gift. Something that only the two of you share or maybe a girl or a gang all have and share, giving the cult feeling too. The personal emotional connect this has is almost undeniable to everyone.

This should be must have for every friendship that’s beyond explanations and understandings. Fashion bracelet could also be a lets ‘forget the bitterness gift’. A gift that would reconcile the by gones & sourness developed over years and that’s missed. It’s almost the most perfect thing to give.

Friendships beings are beautiful too, maybe simple, but sometimes that feeling where you just know that two people get each other, why not lock it with this simple meaningful and yet understated token to seal this unsaid priceless relationship.

Of course that does not just hold back this bracelet only between friends, Lovers can be the best of friends too, and should be. It could be a relation between children and adults, relatives.

The magic about the bracelet:

  • Has an emotional cord attached that hooks into the heart
  • Not expensive, thus affordable to all ages and races
  • Easy to maintain and wear on all occasions
  • A souvenir that can always be stored if not worn

These friendship bracelets are trendy, suave and come in various designs, colours and shapes. Two in a pair may come of the same colour or design or else same dig but different colors. There are many things between friends that are and will always remain between friends, the two or a particular group. So why not add a fashionable bracelet into your wish list as well or plan to prepare a bracelet gift to your close friend or lover?