This intriguing and detailed ring has the following features:
Men’s Skull Ring
Biker Ring Style
24mm Surface Width
31mm Surface Height
Men’s Skull Ring
Skulls are often a feature of many items of jewelry and even tattoos. What makes this skull ring unique is the hidden skulls within. It doesn't just feature one skull, but many little skulls are concealed in its design. So, why do skulls feature so prominently in men's jewelry design, particularly for bikers?
Skulls Rings: A History
The human skull is a well-known symbol over the whole world and for thousands of years. Its principal significance is that of death, which can be a surprising find given its immense popularity. This is simply because the skull’s symbolism is rather more meaningful and complicated than it first may seem. It has appeared for so long: carved into gravestones, in cave art and even as a cameo appearance in Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays. In more recent history, the Victorian’s believed that wearing a skull ring or a skeleton ring was a way of marking a lost loved one and as aide-mémoire of one’s own mortality.
It is unsurprising then, that this symbol has made its way into the jewelry sector. The fact that it is a symbol of many meanings means its popularity in jewelry will pretty much always be ever-present.
As mentioned, skulls signify death. This obvious link is clear. The human skull is much more recognizable than other parts of the skeleton, making it a powerful symbol, unlike other bones would. Skull paintings and jewelry can, therefore, serve as a reminder that life is indeed very short. A skull ring can work as a contemporary memento mori, with this famous Latin phrase translating as “Remember you will die”. It isn’t meant to be morbid but is rather inspirational and asking the wearer to seize the day or to make to most of every passing moment. You can embrace and understand your own fate.
As I mentioned above, skull rings serve as a reminder that death is never very far away and that one should seize the day. This is exactly the meaning of the Latin phrase Carpe Diem. It reminds us to make the most of our limited time. Therefore, skull rings are often biker rings! They are some people who know how short life can be and so one should enjoy it while one can.
The Power in Life
Although a skull ring can be a reminder of death, it can also be a powerful symbol of life. It has often been a symbol of the afterlife in various cultures and religions, from Christians right back to the ancient Aztec civilizations. Here, it works as a celebration of a life that's everlasting after death. A skull is what is left once everything else has gone. It is, therefore, a permanent reminder of who it used to belong to. It is, therefore, rather like a person's legacy, of what remains of the person and their impact in the world before they died. This viewpoint of skulls and skull jewelry is particularly prominent in Mexico in their Day of the Dead celebrations. On this day, families celebrate and honor their ancestors and dead relatives. Far from being a somber occasion, it is actually rather joyful. They have a “sugar skull” design which is often beautifully painted in intricate designs with bright colors. It is primarily a celebration of people’s lives as well as their deaths.
Skulls and Equality
This meaning is particularly poignant. When looking at a skull, you cannot tell much about the person. Indeed, aside from perhaps telling whether they were an adult or a child and perhaps even the person’s sex (though this often takes an expert rather than your average person!), skulls are all formed equally. No matter the skin color, the wealthiness or sexual orientation of a person, everyone will die and leave behind their skull which is equal to that of others’ skulls. Death, therefore, works as a fantastic equalizer across cultures and people in general. A king’s skull would look no different from that of a beggar. We are reminded that, by dying, we are all rendered the same.
It’s no surprise that the rebel groups in society have often adopted the skull symbol. Pirates featured it on their flags, medieval knights wore it, and, in the present day, it’s a symbol of bikers. The skull was flaunted by these people to show their toughness and bravery when faced with the possibility of death. This has therefore created a whole new meaning of the skull symbol. It now represents people who are in the margins of society, the rebels who make up their own rules, bad or good.
Who likes them ?
There are so many symbolic meanings associated with skulls that wearing a skull ring is suitable for everyone. For every skull ring, there are centuries of history and power that are associated with it. Many of us choose to wear skulls in jewelry form because of the representations that have been alluded to above. They remind us to live life to the fullest, that death is never far away and that everyone is equal. The rebellious amongst us wear it as a reminder that we are brave individuals that go our own way.
People who wear skull rings appreciate just how complex the symbol is. You will find that, in wearing a skull ring, you will attract others who share your beliefs about the way of the world as well as those who appreciate the representation of the skull as much as you.
Skulls are also versatile. They are a symbol that has lasted centuries and won’t be going out of fashion any time soon. With a skull ring, it will really stand the test of time and serve you well as a piece of jewelry for years to come.
Skull rings have started to become more mainstream too, with many pop musicians and actors having tattoos of skulls of wearing skull jewelry. Johnny Depp wears skull rings and Keith Richards also has a famous skull ring. Katy Perry also famously wore skull earrings. When skull rings are made from solid silver, they are also a fashion statement. Skull rings like this one can evoke good taste and class.
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