This steampunk ring by Innovato Design has the following features:
Made of solid 925 sterling silver
Consists of the half faces of two different devil figures
Design is highly oriental-inspired
Includes bronze highlights on the eyes and swirls on the devils’ faces
Ideal for bikers and fans of steampunk jewelry
Has a surface width of 33mm
Weighs approximately 21.5g
Available in a wide range of sizes
People have been fascinated with the devil, demons and other dark elements for centuries. Despite the negative connotations of such entities, people are still drawn to them, writing songs and stories about them, using them as decorations in their homes, or even wearing them as featured designs on clothing and jewelry.
Oriental Inspired Devil Design
This steampunk ring by Innovato Design is an excellent example of an accessory that features the devil and its different manifestations. On the left side is an image that seems to be a version of a Japanese demon. More particularly, it resembles the Hannya, a frequently used demon mask in the Japanese Noh Theater, depicting a female demon who is intensely jealous. The Hannya has two sharp horns like those of a bull, piercing eyes with a metallic glint, and a mouth with a perennial leer. All these features can be seen portrayed on the left half of the face on this devil ring.
The other half of the face, meanwhile, is also Japanese inspired as it is vastly similar to a kitsune mask. Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox, and this mask is often used not just in the theater but also in numerous rituals in folklore and religion. The fox has played a wide variety of roles in Japanese culture. It has been believed to be a bringer of protection and wealth to those who give it regular offerings. It has also been feared for the shape-shifting power it was said to possess, which is used to trick people in different ways.
If you have a strong fascination for the Japanese culture, or for Japanese demons, in particular, this devil ring would surely be something interesting you can wear. It is also a wonderful way to showcase your appreciation for the rich Japanese religion and culture.
Blossoms for Balance
Just when the images of the devil masks and horns on this skull ring start to seem a bit too evil for a piece of jewelry, you will notice that on the sides of the ring are beautifully carved realistic looking flowers, which perfectly tones down the malevolence on this steampunk ring.
There are three of these 5-petaled flowers on each side of the ring, and they look very much like the Sakura or cherry blossoms that Japan is famous for. The Sakura is taken to be a symbol of the fragility of life because they are so fleeting, lasting only about two weeks before falling off the tree. The presence of these flowers also makes this devil ring considerably more suitable for women.
Looking at the intricate carvings on this devil ring, it is clear to see that the design has been created by no less than an expert artist. Not only are the images very similar to the original Japanese devil masks that they represent, but the lines and curvatures are so precise and expertly done. The colors are also spot-on, with the eye of the Hannya done in light gold finish, which shines in a metallic glint that depicts its extreme jealousy.
The eye of the Kitsune, on the other hand, is outlined with a copper border, and some of the whirls and stripes on the fox mask’s face are done in the same copper shade as well. The rest of the design on the ring, including the flowers on both sides, has the natural color and sheen of sterling silver. Even the underside of the ring face is decorated with ornate carvings that give this steampunk ring a more regal and elegant appearance.
Unique and Versatile Accessories
These skull rings are great for wearing at parties especially those with gothic or rock themes. They are sure to attract a lot of attention from fellow party-goers because of their standout design. The rings are also a great item for the host to give out as party souvenirs. Of course, they are also awesome gifts for any occasion, especially to your loved ones who have an affinity for all things dark and one of a kind.
How to Care for Your Silver Skull Ring
Silver jewelry looks dazzling when properly maintained but if you don't take proper care of it, they will tarnish over time. In order to keep your silver skull ring in great condition, you just have to follow some easy maintenance procedures. When wearing the ring on your finger, make sure you don't get into contact with chemicals, including the chlorine in swimming pool water. Also, try to avoid getting too sweaty because your perspiration may cause the metal to discolor. It may also be a good idea to remove the ring before you sleep or take a shower.
Choosing the Right Size
This steampunk ring is not adjustable. It comes in a fixed size so it is crucial that you know the right size before you finalize your order. All you need to do is to measure around your finger and see how many millimeters the circumference is. Check against any standard ring size chart to find out which size corresponds to your actual measurement. The sizes of this Innovato Design skull ring follow the US chart.
This Innovato Design devil ring is packed securely in a black cardboard box with felt lining on the inside. The ring is encased in plastic for protection against scratches. It comes with a small piece of felt for cleaning and maintenance. The time it takes for the package to arrive will depend on your location and the procedures of your local postal service.
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