How holy art thou jewelry? Rosaries go glam
Blame Madonna and the Like a Prayer album. The burning crosses, the hot saint she kissed in the video and all sorts of images that enraged religious folk. Ahh, the memories.
Ever since then fashion has enjoyed a bit of romance with religious iconography. It's often used when a designer wants to be a bit mysterious and risky.
Enter the latest jewelry trend: the Rosary.
Celebrities have been popping up left and right wearing rosaries as jewelry. Designers have even started taking notice. Peep Dolce and Gabanna's chunky silver version below.
I'm told it's kind of bad form to wear the rosary as a piece of jewelry. But it's not stopping folks from clamoring for them, according to Scott Moore, owner of Urban Body, a men's clothing store in South Tampa. Moore started seeing people rocking the rosary style in late 2007. He says it's rising popularity is the combination of some recent fashion trends.
The emergence of the 'rock glam' trend and more deep cut V-neck shirts being worn by guys make a perfect environment for the rosary to shine, Moore said.
His store has been selling them like hotcakes. And now he sees the trend veering to nontraditional rosaries, like the one below with the Star of David.
Star of David rosary, $100, Urban Body
For more rosary jewelry pieces, check out www.urbanbody.com
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(Photos by Nordstroms, Urban Body)