Skulls are absolutely everywhere at the moment. Every second artist and designer seems to have a skull featured in their most recent collection.
This macabre, yet glamorous, Italian-made 18 carat gold Losselliani Skull Ring features cubic zirconia arranged in a setting that resembles a spinal cord.
An interesting blingy blend of beauty and horror.
Implications - Products like this make the most of the macabre craze that pop culture has embraced in the wake of movies like Twilight and television shows like True Blood and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This spooky fascination is a major cultural force with young consumers. Since this demographic makes up an increasingly dominant portion of the marketplace, products like this are likely to continue being popular for years to come.