The late Alexander McQueen ensured that the skull motif is a must-have for every fashionista. In 20ct yellow gold, these skull rings by US jeweller Buddha Mama are an opulent take on the trend. As well as the eye sockets set with 0.70cts of pink sapphires or 0.60cts of blue sapphires, the rings feature intricately detailed facial contours and a flower cut-out motif on the shank. Inspired by Buddhism and Eastern traditions, Buddha Mama jewellery is a brand built from Nancy Badia’s kitchen table in Florida to raise money for her local Buddhist centre. Several years and collections later, Buddha Mama has grown into a fully fledged jewellery line, stocked by stores all over the US, but the brand remains committed to donating part of its proceeds to local charities.