I’ll be the first to admit that I have always steered clear of anything spiked. I’ve always associated spiked jewelry with Hot Topic, and to be honest, Hot Topic just isn’t my jam. Recently though, I’ve come to soften my stance on spikes (pun intended). I think I stayed away from them because I always envisioned those spiked chokers that are just plain terrifying! Those days are long gone though, because spiked jewelry is having a major moment right now. What I love about the current take on this trend is that the spikes are presented in an understated way. They aren’t as intimidating or threatening as they used to seem (I hope I’m not the only one who was scared of those chokers I mentioned). Today’s options come in sleek golds and silvers, and are often accompanied with pavé stones and other colorful gems. These spiked options are inviting to everyone, and are sure to become a staple in your summer wardrobe.