Creeping out of the shadows and into the light, Gothic fashion became widely revered at the alter of fashion last winter. And so, with the dark romance still continuing, there’s a closely entwined accessory trend that’s bubbled up to meet it. Crucifix and cross jewellery for fall 2013 fashion mostly take on the ornate and Gothic forms; but that’s not to say you can’t go minimal, either.

After the break, a look at the cross motifs on trend for 2013.

Crucifix cross jewellery

Ornate gold crosses.

These are found at the intersection of two of last year’s trends: romantic Gothic and baroque detailing. They speak of history and beautiful craftsmanship, religion and culture. Maltese Cross earrings at Alberta Ferretti offer a compliment to beautiful velvet and embroidered gowns. Dolce & Gabbana’s Byzantine crosses were oversized and statement-making, whether worn on necklaces, earrings, or belts.

Look for: crosses with filigree details, colourful cabochon jewels, and long, long beaded chains to wear the on.

ornate cross jewellery
Cross necklace at Dolce & Gabbana, Maltese Cross earrings at Alberta Ferretti, cross pendant at Anna Sui, F/W ’13.

Shop: ornate cross jewellery.

Clockwise from left: Christian Lacroix vintage Maltese Cross pendant at at; Versace cross pendant at; Alexander McQueen ornate cross pendant necklace at; Sideways cross ring at; Arman Sarkisyan green diamond cross earrings at; statement jewel cross earrings at

ornate gold cross jewelery

Minimalist cross pendants.

On the same theme and yet the opposing end of the scale are clean, minimalist crosses that borrow more from the revival of 1990s grunge than from the alter of a Baroque cathedral. Much like those seen on the runway at Salvatore Ferragamo, these work perfectly in unfussy silver finishes – though block gold would work equally well.

silver cross pendants
Silver crucifix necklaces at Ferragamo, F/W ’13.

Shop: minimalist cross jewellery.

Clockwise from left: Laurent Gandini ‘Cuore Fiamma’ earrings at; oversized silver cross necklace at; at Franz Marfurt Lucerne cross necklace at; Atelier R.Lee Crose silver cross ring at; Fashionology cross bangle at; Me Zena Cross Ring at

minimalist cross jewellery

Cross motifs on the runway: more pictures.

For more picture inspiration of how cross motifs and crucifix jewellery were styled on the runway, visit the thumbnails above and click through the gallery.

If you want to know more about what’s in fashion for autumn / winter 2013, visit our guide at that link.

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