Jewellery for Halloween

‘Halloween is a US celebration’, ‘Halloween is for kids’, I hear you say. Well, I would reply that it is not always been the case.

Halloween is actually one of the world’s oldest holidays. Its origin dates back c.2,000 years as a Celtic Fall festival, and was closely associated with the living, the dead and the spirits. It then lost some traction in Europe – its pagan roots didn’t sit well with the Christian faith – but gained popularity in the US from the 1700s onwards, with each wave of immigrants adding their own traditions. Since mid 19th century it hasn’t changed much from what we know today, ie games, treats and costumes.

It therefore follows that celebrating Halloween is actually keeping the ancient European folklore alive, wouldn’t you agree ? 🙂 AND it involved everybody, adults and children, PLUS who needs an excuse to have fun? So let’s have a look at Halloween from a different perspective, that of gems and jewellery.

I will take you through

  • why I am advocating a jewelled Halloween,
  • suggest how you can style your outfit, and
  • finish off by our special Halloween jewellery edit.

Why Jewellery for Halloween?

Who cares about getting a Halloween costume? For the real fashion lover and the savvy discerning shopper, it is all about jewellery and attitude! The full selection is available here.

Let me briefly expose the main reasons why I am all in favour of a bejewelled Halloween rather than the traditional fancy dress party.

Halloween party -

The pandemic has left a lasting impact in the way we live our lives. Re-thinking personal priorities has led to being more creative and asserting one’s individuality, so why not create your own Halloween tradition with some striking jewellery fit for the occasion and be a trend-setter?

I am a strong advocate of purchasing with purpose as well as of the circular economy. Choosing some beautiful precious jewellery that will last and that you can wear time and time again is not only a clever investment, but it is also making a strong sustainable statement. With a little flair, you can easily accessorize any black top that you have (who doesn’t ?) and create that dramatic look that everyone will notice and admire.

The easiest style ever!

Yes that is right, with a few caveats which I will explain.

In essence, the simpler your outfit the better. It will create the perfect backdrop to let your styling shine. So bring out your jewellery box and layer, mix to your heart’s content. More is more is more, especially on that occasion! You want to create drama and strong visual impact.

That said, there are a couple of caveats that I would suggest you consider to stay on the right side of taste vs tacky:

  • for your outfit, go for monochrome (black is the obvious choice but you can also go the other way with an icy white) and a simple sleek but flattering cut (a high neckline makes for a very elegant silhouette but it depends on the jewellery you will put on). That way you will ensure your outfit doesn’t distract from the focal point, your beautiful jewellery.
  • for your jewellery, try and stick to a few complementary colours, 3 is a good number. It remains harmonious but has enough variety to give you the space to create something really unique and special.

And now have fun! Both maximalists and minimalists will love the exercise, trust me! 🙂

Get the look with our signature Torus chain necklace collection – available in silver, dark hematite or vibrant carnelian. Head here to get started.

My special Halloween jewellery edit

I have put together a selection around the 4 colours of Halloween, namely:

  • Orange, the colour of confidence and joy
  • Red, the colour of passion and life
  • Black, the colour of mystery and elegance
  • White, the colour of brilliance and grace

The full Hallowee jewellery edit is available for you here.

Below are 2 examples of pieces that embody those colours through the gemstones used :

Rock Crystak Icicle Necklace - close up - on grey background

Orange and White are represented in this one-of-a-kind necklace by the combination of Citrine and Rock Crystal gemstones . Find out more here.

Nought Chain Sautoir Necklace by Essemgé - Silver, Hematite, Carnelian - over background image showing model in red gown

Orange/Red and Dark Grey/Black are represented in this stunning sautoir necklace by the combination of Hematite and Carnelian gemstones. Enjoy here.

I hope this will have given you some styling inspiration. Feel free to post images on Instagram of your outfit for the occasion, don’t forget to tag @essemgejewellery and use the hashtag #essemgexme. I will make sure to reshare.

As always, if you have any feedback, comments or questions, please do contact me, Sophie. You can reach me via email at I will be happy to help.

Have a fantastic time!