Okay, I’m not Catholic – far from it – but I’m especially fascinated with the conclave going on. Between that real-life drama and my obsession with silver screen’s The Borgias, it seems like a list of crucifix and rosary-inspired necklaces was almost pre-ordained. So here are the pieces that the clergy from back in the day like Pope Alexander VI would rock with piety and style:
Oscar de la Renta 24-Karat Gold-Plated Cabochon Medallion Necklace: Classic looking charms are joined by lace-look flowers for a chain that is Baroque-inspired, yet decidedly modern. On NET-A-PORTER for $750.
Armenta Chrysacolla Cross Enhancer: The oxidized silver hearkens back to an older time for the church, but jewels have never shone brighter. At Neiman Marcus for $4,560.
Lanvin Swarovski Crystal and Glass Cross Necklace: Yesterday, red drapes were placed over the balcony window where the next pope will soon step from behind. So what better to honor the big reveal than this red grosgrain Lanvin? On NET-A-PORTER for $1,495.
Rosantica Rosarietto Agate and Coral Necklace: The subtlest of the bunch, this double chain looks like an extra long loop of prayer beads and even comes in a portable pouch! On NET-A-PORTER for $465.
Native Jewels Onyx and Diamond Rosary: A traditional black rosary made fit for a pope with an onyx cross and pave diamonds. On Farfetch for $6,950.