No bones about it: skull jewelry is hot. Mischa Barton has been sighted rocking a sweet skull and crossbones charm on a pearl strand in London and L.A., and with a new Pirates of the Caribbean film due out in July, this trend is just coming to life. But beware: thereâ€™s definitely a fine line between â€œflairâ€ and â€œscare.â€ As always, choose glam over goth, and ixnay anything that looks like it should only be worn as part of a Hellâ€™s Angels Halloween costume. Me & Ro offers up the perfect solution in tiny sterling silver skull earrings embellished with rubies. The New York jewelers, popular with the Friends set and Julia Roberts, often infuse their designs with Tibetan and Sanskrit symbolism. Skulls, say designers Michele Quan and Robin Renzi, are symbolic of â€œthe transitory nature of life; the skull reminds us to live fully and mindfully.â€ Measuring a mere quarter inch each, Me & Roâ€™s subtle skulls are delicate enough to complement even your everyday workwear, and the tiny twinkling rubies give them just enough oomph to draw attention to your excellent new conversation pieces. When your friends ask about your new pirate-style booty, tell them about how the skull is an ancient symbol of the wisdom found in facing mortality; and donâ€™t forget to get in a few words about what a trendsetter you are!