Is NJ Housewife Danielle Staub's Cross Jewelry Line Blasphemous?

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How Danielle Staub wears her cross

The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Danielle Staub is launching a cross-inspired jewelry line.

Staub reveals to TooFab, "I want the crosses to be an insignia of just being close whether it’s a religious thing or a relationship thing."

Wait a minute. So Danielle Staub has the power to decide whether the cross is a religious symbol or not? I know that show is stupid popular, but who does she think she is, the Pope?


Staub says the new jewelry collection is "a nod to my song ['Real Close' with singer Lori Michaels]." Yes, she's referring to the really bad song where she "plays lesbian" in a desperate attempt to titillate song sales.

Staub is collaborating on the design of the jewelry line with Versani, a 20-year-old fine jewelry house in lower Manhattan:

"I already have the design of the cross. The cross to me is not gothic, but very sweet, big, bold, and beautiful," Danielle tells TooFab. "I want to do rings, and I want to [sic] necklaces, but I want to keep them on leather or black rope. I don’t like necklace chains around my neck, so I’m not going to put them in the collection. I also want to do cuffs ..."

Oh, so the crosses will be paired with black leather. And you'll make cuffs. How sweet. So very very sweet. I'm sure she'll wear them with tons of cleavage revealed too. Oh, wait, she's already doing that.

At least when Madonna made crucifixes fashion-popular, she did it as a rebellious statement against religion. She didn't try to make them mean something else. But here's Staub saying you can take the religion out of crosses altogether -- cause she says you can.

No word yet on how much the little devils are going to set you back.

What do you think? Should crosses be fashionable? And what do you think of Danielle Staub's jewelry line as she describes it? Blasphemous?


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