Crash Jewelry Wears It Like It Is

Some people can profit from an economic depression if they figure out how to cater to a desperate clientele. Clearly, the fashion industry isn’t among those folks because they’ve been in the crapper all year thanks to curbed recessionary spending. Maybe the answer is to confront the problem and tell it like it is. At least, that’s what Crash Jewelry does with its recession-themed necklaces. Each blinged-out accessory refers to depressing 2009 statistics, whether it’s unemployment rates or national debt. So why not spruce up your hobo duds with a beaded plaque around your neck that demonstrates consumer debt? Or a jeweled pie chart pendant that explains national federal debt? Hey, at the very least, these might one day become collector’s items and actually be worth something. [Inventor Spot]