This striking mens ring has the following features:
- Made from genuine 925 silver
- 14g weight
- 30mm in height
- 30mm in width
- Features a skull motif with an eagle on its’ cap
- Vintage punk/rock style
- IP highly polished
- Ring size adjustable - from US 8.5 - 11
Mens retro soldier skull ring
This eye-catching sterling silver ring by Innovato Design is great for any man looking to make a statement. The ring features a detailed skull, wearing a pilot’s cap adorned with a proud eagle. This bold mens ring makes quite a statement, but is subtle enough to be worn on a daily basis without completely overbalancing the look of the wearer.
Skulls are rich in symbolism
There are a variety of different meanings behind skull rings. They have been worn throughout history to represent a number of things, by a number of different groups. Its’ complexity adds another layer to this amazing ring, and allows the wearer to use it to represent whatever they want to, whether it be something specific, or purely for aesthetic purposes.
One of the most obvious meanings of skulls is death. Since the 15th century, the Greeks adopted the skull as a symbol of death. They were used to represent the concept of “memento mori” which translates to “remember you must die”. Life is short, nobody ever knows what might happen tomorrow. A lot of people choose to wear a skull ring to remind them that death is inevitable. This doesn’t necessarily need to be a negative thing, which leads into the next symbolic aspect of skull rings.
In a lot of different cultures, skulls and skeletons can actually be a reminder of life. They can represent rebirth, and the start of a new life. A skull ring reminds the wearer that they are alive today, and that this is something to appreciate.
Skulls can also be considered a symbol of immortality. Even after death, a person still exists at their most fundamental level - physical bones. Some people might find it comforting to think that even when they have died, part of them will continue to exist on this Earth.
No matter who you are in life, death is the greatest equalizer. Everyone looks the same when death has reduced each person to a pile of bones. Within this symbolism, a skull can be seen as a symbol of solidarity - everyone is the same, and part of a singular entity. Despite everything that is used to separate and group people in life, death brings all humans to an equal level. The skull ring can be used to remember that no matter how rich or poor the wearer is in life, death for them is inevitable, just as it is for everybody else.
The skull has always been used to identify groups that fit outside of social norms. From pirates using it on their flag to bikers wearing skull rings, the skull is used to signify a group of people who don’t fit in normal society. They are outsiders, but proud of what they stand for. Perhaps the most well-known rebellious group to wear the skull motif are bikers. Wearing a ring like this can signify loyalty to rebellion, or another subculture. Or it may mean that the wearer doesn’t conform to any social group, that they choose to live free of social constraints.
As previously stated, skull rings have been a staple in the wardrobe of many motorcyclists, for decades. Biker culture in the USA actually began after World War II, when the army had a vast array of Harley Davidson motorcycles to get rid of, and there were veterans who were struggling to fit back into society, and found biking as a release. These young men (and women) found solace in others who had experienced war as they had, and were also fighting to regain a normal life. The skull coupled with the pilots’ cap might be interpreted as a nod to these historic roots of biker culture. The wearer may be involved in this subculture and want to subtly display their allegiance, or may simply have great respect for the bikers and what they stand for, such as loyalty and honor.
The pilots’ cap
A skull has been used in military campaigns for years, by a number of different groups. It has even become a symbol for a lot of modern gangs. It is used as a symbol to elicit fear in the opposition, and to represent the order and discipline of the military. The pilot cap on this retro soldier ring ties these military associations together, allowing the wearer to look fierce and threatening to any possible opposition.
The eagle perched atop the cap provides a subtle hint of patriotism, the perfect touch for any proud American. An eagle is seen as a symbol of freedom and spirit, because it can fly higher than any other bird. The wearer only needs to look down at their hand to be reminded that they too are capable of achieving great things, and that they have the freedom and power to achieve it. This is often what people associate the military with - the protection of the freedom of the United States. The wearer of this ring might be a proud serviceman, or he may just want to display his solidarity with the people that work to ensure the rights of American people.
An amazing jewelry for men
Because there is so much symbolism within a skull ring, the meaning of it will be unique and up to the interpretation of each different wearer. It may even be worn purely for aesthetic purposes. The meaning of a skull ring is up to interpretation for the wearer. These beautifully crafted silver rings look great on everybody, and the vintage look gives it a little more flair. The different sizes mean that will fit almost any finger, making them the perfect gift for someone, or even for yourself.
When you order one of these stunning rings, it will be sent to you in a package measuring 25cmx15cmx10cm, weighing approximately 0.5kg. The ring will be wrapped securely, to prevent any damage occurring in transit.