So finally, here in our corner of the world, the last vestiges of summer are over. The leaves are either gold or gone from the trees, that familiar chill is in the air… and Halloween is approaching.
Sitting right on the cusp between autumn and winter, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition, bordering the seasons full of life and full of its end. Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, beginning as a Celtic festival marking the end of summer, during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends, and people would light candles to help loved ones find their way back to the spirit world.
Many people find autumn a refreshing change from the long summer months. The darkening days are not yet dragging out, we can enjoy warming drinks and pull out scarves and boots. Fashion-wise, autumn is the layering season.
Our Backbone collection at Origin 31, a striking jewellery collected created from sterling silver and inspired by the shape of the spine, spinal cord and vertebrae, is a perfect fit for autumn, and particularly for Halloween. The collection offers an elegant and understated approach to adding a pinch of Halloween to your look that avoids the garish (ghoulish) costumes that abound at this time of year.
The range includes necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, rings and earrings, ranging from the more abstract to the sculptural, to fit all tastes. The designs require a second glance, the backbone shape being something familiar to all of us, but perhaps not immediately recognisable. They are great for adding intrigue and a dash of quirkiness – for a really different piece, try the backbone hand cuff, and the chunky rings look as good dressed up as they do peeking out from underneath an oversized winter knit.
Head over to the collection page to take a look at our backbone-inspired jewellery, and let us know what you think! If it’s not for you, you can find options in our other ranges which are also great for this time of year – fiery autumn-toned gemstones like tiger’s eye can be incorporated into personalised, custom pieces, for example.
If you know someone who has a birthday or special occasion at this time of year, it’s a perfect opportunity to treat them to something seasonal but which has timeless staying power, whatever the season. Our backbone collection is like the biker jacket of jewellery – as well as being perfectly suited to this time of year, it can be styled softy with more whimsical looks (think a floral dress), or you can take it to full out rock-inspired or gothic looks – even to that Halloween party.
We’d love to see how you style this versatile collection, so do send us your outfit pictures!