Skull rings are not for the timid. They are for a man who is not afraid, a man who is bold enough to not only stare death in the eye. He wears the symbol of death on his finger.
The Weight of a Skull
Silver skull rings should weigh 15 grams at the minimum. At lighter weights, the ring will be insubstantial, undermined and be of inferior quality. The reasoning is very straight-forward. This is a thick, heavy masculine ring. In order to achieve that look, a large amount of solid metal must be used to achieve this bold look. Also, if a ring is too light, check to see if the retailer cut corners and “hollowed” the insides.
The maximum that these rings should weigh is 35 grams. If the ring exceeds 35 grams, the wearer is prone to stress on the finger and pain over a period of time. Additionally, the extra weight may come with a larger ring which could get in the way during normal activities.
Look for Quality
The first recommendation when buying a skull ring is to buy from a reputable seller. Find out about the return and exchange policy as well as restocking fees. Tarnishing and oxidation are concerns for some. However, a silver cleaning cloth restores shine and appearance of silver. Silver looks great on a man just as it does on women.
Why should you pick silver skull rings? The answer is because of the price. A 14k gold ring will cost anywhere from $800 to $2000. Silver is much less expensive. A silver ring is priced from $80 to $250. The price varies depending on the size, style, the current market price of silver and other factors. Price is a major determinant. On comparable products, why would you buy the overpriced product?
Men who wear Skull Rings
Men who wear skull rings are those who live a life that is on the edge. Rockstars fit that bill perfectly. There are many examples of rock musicians who love to express themselves through their choice of jewelry. They may wear old jeans and torn tee-shirts, but their rock-n-roll lifestyle is displayed with these rings. Two examples of such men follow.
Keith Richards is a founding member of The Rolling Stones and ranked 10th in Rolling Stone magazine’s “Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. He is an artist who has defined rock and roll and remained prevalent in the music industry throughout his career. His distinctive guitar riff on “Satisfaction” is of iconic proportions. Richards wears a bold and stylish silver skull ring.
Another musician/singer who is very heavy metal is Metallica lead singer, James Hetfield. His skull ring symbolizes the rage and defiance that is a foundation of most Metallica’s songs. With songs such as “Enter Sandman”, “Fade to Black” and “Whiskey in the Jar”, this band knows about the dark side of life. Hetfield also wears a ring with a skull emblem.