As the leaves turn brown and rain becomes a regularity, there are a number of things that can help you overcome the doom and gloom, and that includes shiny stuff.
Personally, I love autumn and everything that comes with it. Think mulled cider, a hundred shades of orange, misty mornings and the smell of yesterday’s rain. Like all seasons, autumn represents change, but the crackling of dead leaves and increasing darkness also brings the brighter periods to a conclusive end.
The finality of it, as we make our way to the winter months, might even make you feel a bit excited, as though the air were full of jittery stories waiting to be burst open and begun. As the narrator mentions in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, "Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring."
So without further ado, here are 5 pieces of jewellery that will boost your Halloween morale… and if these don’t work, there’s always toffee apples and pumpkin lattes...
5. Braided Marcasite Ring
Used frequently on gothic and Art Deco-inspired pieces, Marcasite looks best on colder days. This gemstone, made from pyrite mineral or ‘Fools Gold’, has a glittery shine to it that goes nicely with darker fabrics such as burgundy and forest green. Marcasite jewellery also has an antique appearance, ideal for those wintery London walks when past and present seem to merge.
4. Satin Silver Leaf Threader Earrings
Leaf adornments are the perfect way to embrace October as well as pay homage to nature. These stunning silver threader earrings with a satin finish will add light to any autumnal outfit. Pair these with a chunky orange knit jumper and you’re good to go.
3. Celtic Quaternary Knot Necklace
The ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain is often regarded as the original Halloween. During this 2000 (or more) year-old pagan festival, Celts would wear costumes to protect themselves from visiting spirits which they believed would come to the world of the living on the last day of the year – the new year for them started on the 1st November. Halloween has evolved greatly since its origin, but many Samhain traditions have stood the test of time, from pumpkin carving to spooky superstitions. This beautiful Celtic quaternary knot necklace can mean many things, but I like to think it represents the four seasons and their harmonious connection!
2. Cubic Hoop Earrings
Keep it simple with these adorable small cubic hoop earrings. Bang on trend, these earrings are ideal for everyday wear and will look amazing with a ponytail and a thick scarf!
1. Karen Hill Tribe Fine Silver Ring
It’s too early for gloves, so make the most of hand jewellery while you have the chance. This wide Karen Hill Tribe ring, made of fine .999 silver, is adjustable so no need to fuss with sizes (it would also make a great gift!). The hammered band has a detailed etching of a coffee bean tree, one of the more marketable crops in Northern Thailand, so it’s a subtle way of showing some love for harvest-time.
Author: Tara Diaz