Would You Wear This Loree Rodkin Diamond Skull Ring?

08/07/2007 at 12:00 PM ET

Photo: courtesy bluebee.com

This Loree Rodkin white gold ring is covered in diamonds, with two black diamond eyes and a black diamond tooth that gives it a cheeky smile. Is it gothic glamour or too blinged out for your taste? Tell us: Would you wear it?

Love it? Get it for $16,775 at bluebee.com .

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ruby on

I think the skull trend is quite passee (not to mention frightening).
Also, I have never been fond of excessive displays of wealth, which is precisely what this ring is.
I do, however have a soft spot for black diamonds. These ones are lacking some brilliance, though.

Alexandra on

I’d wear this ring in a heartbeat! It’s so unique, very my style. If it didn’t cost so much I’d buy it right now.

kiersten on

that is so tacky…the diamonds dont even look real…it looks like you bought it at target or something….not my taste at all.

Elda on

no way, it’s just to freaky looking for me.

yen on

i would wear it if someone bought it for me.i totally love it

Grenda on

People are starving all over the globe, and
yet people are spending $16,000 on, in my
opinion, an extremely ugly, tacky and freaky piece
of diamond jewelery. (it’s like giving the finger to the blood diamond issue) Gee wiz, I can’t believe
what people will do for fashion and image. What is this world coming to?

Pamela on

It looks Ghetto.

Karolina on

No way, it’s kind of tacky

Jan Close on

Yea…on Halloween maybe! Skulls are totally 2005 Pirates of the C and all that Gab!

Emilee ♥ on

I own a white gold necklace with a skull on it, and it happens to be very pretty looking. The skull is very subtle and not disturbing looking, such as this skull ring is. For some reason, this skull ring is creepy looking, it reminds me of the skull puppet from “The Puppet Master” movie, LOL.

WendyB on

Being a jewelry designer myself, I do like skulls. Memento mori jewelry featuring skulls and skeletons has been around at least since the 1500s, if not longer, so I don’t feel there’s a time limit on that look. To me, it’s actually a classic. Regarding some other criticisms, not all diamonds are “blood diamonds.” And someone might who might be able to spend $16K on this ring might also be giving $100K to aid the starving people of the world. Who knows enough to judge? Everyone has their own priorities and own ways of spending money, and if something makes you happy and you can afford it, by all means go for it. That said, my personal taste runs towards a mellower look…more emphasis on matte gold and less on diamond pave. I always love black diamonds though.

Tanya on

That is the ugliest skull i have ever seen. I have seen better looking skull jewlery that I would actually wear. This ring is just ugly and freaky looking. its eyes remind me of frogs eyes they are huge and bulge out

enigma on

This ring reminds me of the bigshot contemporary English artist Damien Hirst (real edgy artist), who earlier this year, came out with a life size skull (with the real teeth), made of platinum encrusted with diamonds all over it and I think it had a tag of $92,000. I can’t remember exactly…but, it made the New York Times front page???

WendyB on

Enigma is right! It does look like that Hirst skull (which is $100 million!)

Saba on

Sure, if someone bought it for me.

Sasha on

Goths like to glam it up, too!

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