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Punk’s Not Dead

Punk fashion is in the midst of a resurgence, but the hardcore look may no longer suit those of us old enough to remember the heyday of the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. Still, there are ways to tap into this trend without ripping your fishnets or sticking a safety pin through your cheek. Here are three examples of punk-inspired jewelry that’s at once edgy and relatively understated — gold studs in the form of barbed wire, more expensive gold and diamond snake earrings and fierce gold-plated brass earrings shaped like fangs. Like the skull rings and necklaces that have been everywhere in recent years, these pieces are slightly subversive, yet sophisticated enough to be worn like classic jewelry. They suggest a grown-up approach to looking cool and contemporary. — Lola Ehrlich and John Birmingham

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