It’s the year of the water snake, so naturally, this year’s jewelry trends will bring in a sexy, exotic vibe that the reptile is oh-so-well-known for. A timeless trend, snake jewelry had mesmerized fashionable royal Egyptians and Romans centuries ago. Today, most people consider snake jewelry as lucky charms for this year, so snake accessories designers should be on to something here, yes? We picked out 5 of our favorite snake jewelry pieces on a budget from Zappos’ sale section, with rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings that can add just the right edge and animalistic appeal to your outfits.

The pieces mostly come in metallic colors (gold, silver, bronze), so black will serve as a good backdrop for these stunning statement pieces. Plus, we’re not sure everyone will appreciate the sight of snakeskin while scarfing down lunch in the cafeteria… even if you’ve insisted it’s faux for forty-seven times.

Shop: Zappos! Slither in Style with These Affordable Snake Accessories from Zappos