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If Ozzy Osbourne owned a boutique, it would probably look like Exhibitionist—filled with candles and candelabras, demonic masks and darkly religious iconography. And if Ozzie then created a line of jewelry to sell at this boutique, that would most likely look like Exhibitionist’s offerings. FIT-trained designer Michael Spirito makes myriad unusual and intricately beautiful pieces, the aesthetic of which store director Slone Mandell describes as "medieval glamour." It also might be called, in plain words, Goth—albeit a stylish, fashion-conscious Goth. Skulls, spikes, crowns, feathers and crosses are the dominant motifs, with most of the rings, bracelets, dangling earrings and tiered necklaces made of silver and semi-precious stones. Spirito works in gold and precious stones, too, and is obsessive about the gems he uses, selecting only the best and setting them in surprising way. He also only produces only one or two copies of any given design, though bread-and-butter items like skull rings and earrings are mass-market exceptions. The men's line is comparatively simpler skull or spiderweb cufflinks and heavy necklaces adorned with single pendants of anchors, crosses and sharks' teeth.