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Skull Wedding Rings

Before Keith Richards wore skull rings on each finger, many in ancient cultures were claiming the skull as a symbol of power. In the 1400’s, the well to do and religious figures began adorning themselves with anything that reminded them life wasn’t forever.  “Memento mori” is their name and they were always skulls or skeletons. The Latin term translates to “remember you must die”, which isn’t not the most calming of ideas, but death was even more of a mystery then that it is now.

Queen Victoria took this idea and started the trend of creating jewelry which rather than marking the promise of death, commemorated the memory of a loved one who had been lost (in her case, The King.) There wasn’t much love for skull ring until the 1960s, when rock star royalty began wearing them.

Since then, skull wedding rings have worked their way—albeit newly accented with diamonds or precious gems—onto the hands of the ladies who lunch and men who practice law!  We saw an untapped need, and as usual, pounced on the opportunity, began creating some of our skull wedding rings.  Do you have an idea for a skull ring that you can’t find?? Send it to us and we will show you what we can do for you.

Favorite Skull Rings

This Black Diamond Skull Engagement Ring is a great one for lovers of skull rings.  Each shoulder has a skull accented with diamond in its eyes.

The History Of Skull Jewelry

Skull jewelry has a long and fascinating history. Dating back to ancient civilizations, skulls have been used as symbols of power, protection, and remembrance. In ancient Egypt, skulls were often incorporated into amulets and jewelry to ward off evil spirits and ensure safe passage into the afterlife. Similarly, in the Aztec culture, skull jewelry was worn during religious ceremonies as a way to honor the dead.

During the Middle Ages, skull jewelry took on a darker meaning. It became associated with mortality and was often worn as a reminder of the inevitability of death. Skull rings, in particular, became popular among pirates and sailors, who believed that wearing them would protect them from death at sea.

In recent years, skull jewelry has experienced a resurgence in popularity. It is now seen as a fashion statement, with celebrities and fashionistas alike embracing the edgy and rebellious look. Whether worn as a symbol of spirituality, a reminder of mortality, or simply as a fashion accessory, skull jewelry continues to captivate and intrigue people around the world.

Skull Ring Trends

One of the biggest men’s jewelry trends of the year is the skull wedding or engagement ring! Symbolically representative of mortality, strength, and mysticism, the skull has long be revered by cultures around the world for varying reasons. Whether you like calavera skulls, biker style skulls or sugar skulls, you’ll find all types of jewelry for men in our collection of skull wedding rings.

Let’s incorporate a little edge into your jewelry collection with these skull rings. Whether in high-polished silver, soft yellow gold, or studded with diamonds, these “spooky” pieces look a little elegant, a little dangerous — and just right for skull lovers who want to make them a part of the symbol of their love.

This is a few of our favorite skull wedding rings we have created.  Skulls aren’t easy to create and are even more difficult to incorporate into jewelry for obvious reasons, but we have forged ahead and created enough cool skull wedding and engagement rings that warranted a blog post! If you have an idea for a skull ring, send it over to us and we will show what we can do for you.

Why Skull Wedding Rings Are Popular

Skull wedding rings have gained significant popularity in recent years. These unique and unconventional rings have become a symbol of individuality and personal style for many couples. The appeal of skull wedding rings lies in their ability to break away from traditional norms and embrace a more edgy and alternative aesthetic.

One reason why skull wedding rings have become so popular is their ability to express a couple’s shared interests and passions. Many couples who choose skull wedding rings are drawn to the symbolism behind the skull.  This can represent themes such as mortality, rebellion, and the celebration of life. By wearing these rings, couples are able to showcase their unique personalities and values. Indeed, they also make a bold statement about their love and commitment.

Additionally, skull wedding rings offer a refreshing departure from the traditional diamond engagement rings. While diamonds have long been associated with love and commitment, some couples prefer a more unconventional approach. As a result, Skull wedding rings provide an alternative option that allows couples to express their love in a way that aligns with their personal style and preferences.

What Does Skull Jewelry Represent

Skull jewelry represents various meanings and symbolisms across different cultures and contexts. In many ancient civilizations, skulls were seen as a symbol of mortality and a reminder of the impermanence of life. They were often used in rituals and ceremonies to honor the deceased and to serve as a memento mori, a reminder of one’s own mortality. In some cultures, skulls are also associated with protection and warding off evil spirits. Today, skull jewelry has become a popular fashion statement, often embraced by those who appreciate its edgy and rebellious aesthetic. Whether worn as a personal expression or as a fashion trend, skull jewelry continues to hold a significant place in the world of accessories.

It Is Possible To Create Understated Skull Wedding Rings

Favorite Skull Rings

This skull engagement ring has two skulls underneath the center stone and halo.   They are surrounded by wisps of smoke and makes good use of the dead space around the skulls. One of our Favorite Skull Rings, it isn’t too over the top and most people won’t even see the skulls.  The head of the ring is very unique with how the halo was constructed. Click on the link to see the top of this ring.

Favorite Skull Rings

This V Halo Skull Engagement Ring is the top seller of our Favorite Skull Rings.  It has 2 skulls facing outwards from the shoulder of the ring.  The center stone is accented by almost 2/3 of a carat of diamonds.  The only problem with Skull Rings is that many require a wide band. Or, a large center stone is required to have a ring that can accommodate a skull.  When adding a skull to jewelry, you are taking something measured in inches and shrinking it down to something measured in millimeters.  So you lose a lot of detail. 

Skulls – Not Just For Bikers Anymore

Favorite Skull Rings

This is one a honker. But it easily made the list of our Favorite Skull Rings with the diamond encrusted skulls going around the ring. It also has two rows of milgrained black diamonds going around its edges.  This isn’t for the lover of dainty rings, but it looks pretty cool.

You Want A Skull Wedding Ring.  Your Spouse Isn’t Jazzed

When you have your heart set on a skull wedding ring but your spouse doesn’t share the same enthusiasm, it’s important to approach the situation with understanding and compromise. Communication is key in any relationship, and discussing your desires openly can help you find a solution that satisfies both parties. Consider exploring alternative options that incorporate elements of both your preferences. Maybe a a ring with subtle skull accents or a design that combines different motifs. Remember, the most important thing is to find a ring that symbolizes your love and commitment, regardless of its specific design.

Celebrities Seen Wearing Skull Jewelry

Celebrities are often seen wearing skull jewelry, as it has become a popular fashion trend in recent years. Many celebrities, both male and female, have been spotted sporting skull-themed accessories, adding a touch of edginess to their outfits. Some notable celebrities who have been seen wearing skull jewelry include Johnny Depp, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga.

Johnny Depp, known for his eccentric style, is often seen wearing skull rings and necklaces. He has been photographed wearing skull-themed accessories on multiple occasions, both on and off the red carpet. Rihanna, a fashion icon in her own right, has also been spotted wearing skull jewelry. She has been seen wearing skull earrings and bracelets, effortlessly incorporating them into her signature bold and daring looks.

Lady Gaga, known for her unique sense of style, has embraced the skull jewelry trend as well. She has been photographed wearing skull-themed accessories, such as skull-shaped rings and pendants. With her avant-garde fashion choices, Lady Gaga has helped popularize skull jewelry among her fans and fashion enthusiasts.

Favorite Skull Rings

This is a personal favorite among the Favorite Skull Rings of Valeria Custom Jewelry.  It is 8mm wide and has 6, 2.5mm black diamonds alternating with a skulls going around the ring.  Although we prefer round stones for bezel setting, the square stones just seemed to work better.

 Skull Wedding Rings

Infinity Skull Engagement Ring
Infinity Skull Engagement Ring

Look at this infinity engagement ring from the top.   You would probably never realize there are two skulls underneath the center stone!  We love it when people get something unexpected.  Most people wouldn’t expect to find a stone in an elegant infinity ring like this.

Favorite Skull Rings

This skull ring was actually one of two guards created to accent an existing solitaire engagement ring. Each had a skull looking outward, a semi-halo, and accents on the band.  When put together, the solitaire looked like a skull halo engagement ring.

You might find skull wedding rings for less on eBay, Etsy, or Amazon. However, rest assured they are made in Asia where quality is low on the list of priorities.  Asian jewelry is notorious for being thin and cheaply made.  And if your ring has stones in it, it will be the lowest quality possible. If you want a skull wedding rings that will last, have it made in the USA. And by Us!

Click here to see all of our custom engagement rings.  If you don’t see anything you like or can modify to your taste, send us your idea.  We will see what we can do for you.   Any of our skull wedding rings can be modified to fit your style. We can also create something totally new from the ground up.  Indeed, that is the beauty of custom rings.  You can take something that already exists and tweak it to make it yours.


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