I love the idea of hyper-masculine, almost frightening jewelry with minimal and mildly androgynous clothing. Many who subscribe to the goth-ninja subculture (people who shop or work at Atelier NYC, avid readers of the StyleZeitgeist) do it expertly, pairing head-to-toe drapy and frock-like Ann Demeulemeester and m.a+ with fistfuls of Werkstatt München and Chrome Hearts skull rings. I like to do it with softer contrast, say, a slouchy t-shirt and big black shorts with a bold silver ring or three. My finds at The Great Frog NYC will fit seamlessly into my wardrobe.
The Great Frog is a jewelry store established in London in 1972, and has crafted bespoke pieces for rock gods Metallica, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Slash, and Aerosmith. They are the originators of the skull ring, and I find it interesting how they weave iconic symbols such as skulls, anchors, and crosses into their designs.
I’ve fallen in love with their Navajo ring: it’s bold, and tough, and ornate, and just so inviting.
I’m torn between the amethyst above and the cabochon moonstone below. The former would go perfectly with spring pastels, while the latter would be fantastic with summer blacks and whites. What do you think?
special thanks to Chris at The Great Frog NYC