First it was jewelry designer Eddie Borgo, whose punkish cone bracelets became a fashion editor cult favorite a few years back. Then it was Rooney Mara’s embodiment of Lisbeth Salander — complete with tribal gauge earrings and piercings— that inspired countless fashion editorials and got more designers thinking along menacing lines. (Think: Givenchy’s most recent couture presentation, where the models wore what looked like blossoming razor blades in their noses.)
Surveying the latest offerings for fall, it’s clear that sharp edged jewelry is still very much in the fashion zeitgeist. And designers have come up with all sorts of intriguing variations on the theme. Vita Fede’s gold spiked cuff riffs on ancient Persian and Mughal empire jewelry; Pristine’s diamond-encrusted horn earring is meant to be worn alone (not as a pair); while Maria Francesca Pepe’s delicate gold bangle bears just one perfect little gold spike. You could almost call it cute. Click on to see fifteen of the pointiest pieces of the season.