Monday, March 21, 2011

Gothic Earrings

Those who read up on the way of thought adapted by wearers of Gothic jewelry will find that it supports the need for a coexistence of good and evil. However the pictures of Gothic earrings posted on the Internet fail to offer the expected mix of saintly and devilish objects. Instead, they seem to contain a heavy concentration of evil images.

Gothic Earrings

Interestingly, some of the offered sets of Gothic earrings feature objects that hail from a time that well preceded the appearance of Gothic-themed accessories. For example, at least two sets of ear pieces reflect the continued influence of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “The Raven.” On one set of ear pieces, the jeweler has paired two images, both of which resemble a raven. The other item features a pair of dark raven’s eyes.

Both ear pieces indicate that the recurring word in Poe’s poem, “nevermore,” does not predict an end to the desire by some to wear evil looking objects. In fact, online statements about some of the pictured earrings seem to verify that impression. One web site offers an earpiece named “Queen of the Night.” It describes that piece as “the epitome of wickedness.”

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gothic Jewelry For Men

Gothic jewelry for men has gained movement in the past several years. It is not a new creation, as Gothic symbols and beliefs have been around for centuries. Gothic symbolism comes in many forms and sizes, singly or in combination. Most common symbols include skulls (either in single or in multiples, often with red eyes), crosses that are stylized, knives, gargoyles, ankhs, pentagrams, dragons, blood dripping, and Celtic knots. There are other symbols less commonly found, but these are the most common that are attributed to Gothic styles and beliefs.

Vampire Gothic Bat Ring

Gothic symbols and their wearing have been merged in modern day times with Wiccan, Pagan, Atheist, New Age and Witchcraft symbolicism and wear, though it does not necessarily mean any one or a combination of these beliefs. Since it is not widely practiced or talked about, and not a part of mainstream culture, there is often confusion surrounding all of these symbols, beliefs, and their practices. Most people commonly tie any of these to Devil worship, but that is not the case.

Gothic Jewelry

Gothic jewelry in recent years has become more common, often as a result of media, music, and movie exposure to the symbols and their meanings. It is not considered so uncommon anymore to wear Gothic jewelry or clothing, therefore making it easier to find jewelry and apparel.