Fashion trends from the ’90s keep coming back with a vengeance. Chokers, wide legged jeans, bucket-hats, and brown lipstick have all made their way back into our lives — whether they were invited or not. And now, ’90s tooth gems are making a comeback, and we’re kind of not mad about it.
If you don’t remember tooth gems, allow us to refresh your memory. They’re tiny gold, silver, or crystal gems that people had bonded to their teeth using a strong adhesive that would keep them attached for insanely long periods of time. Usually, people would only have one tooth adorned with the gem — kind of like an accent nail, but for teeth. But some people went overboard and had more than one…or even ALL…of their teeth gem-ified.
Well, tooth jewelry seems to be making a strong comeback thanks to various celebrity endorsements.
Katy Perry sported the Nike symbol on her tooth at last month’s iHeartRadio Music Awards. (And yes, she knows there was quinoa in her teeth).
And Halsey rocked a star gem on one of her teeth back in January.
You can probably find a dentist to adhere a gem to your tooth, or you can also check out places like Tooth Kandy in Los Angeles. You’d obviously need to come to L.A. to get your very own gem, but the company carries the largest selection of tooth gems in the U.S. ~The more you know.~
Soooo, spring break, anyone?
Prices range from $85 to $160 per gem, depending on the size and design you get. Tooth Kandy gave model Adwoa Aboah a crystal-studded Chanel logo gem, which was featured on the cover of i-D magazine.
So what do you think? Are you feeling the ’90s tooth gem comeback, or do you prefer that it stays in the ’90s?