In modern tattoo art and print graphics, skulls are prominent features. In almost every style of clothing that you can think of it always appear. You can see these skulls even prominently used as unique designs for accessories and jewelry. Even from the past we have embraced the skulls as part of the integral design in fashion. In the ancient times, we have seen many prominent characters wearing skull-inspired jewelry. There are skull necklaces, skull earrings for men, and skull-inspired rings. These symbols, we are not strangers anymore. There are groups around the world today, prominent ones, which are using skulls as their symbol, sign of power, or authority, as a matter of fact. Let us know all the reasons behind this symbolism and why we are wearing them. Before you will buy them, this article will dwell more on understanding the history and symbolism of using skull jewelry.
According to some history books, the Egyptians and the Aztecs are the groups who largely use skull symbols on their jewelry and ornaments. This symbol is part of the cycle of death and rebirth and even treated with same reverence as to their gods. It is seen as a symbol or higher status. The most skillful and respected tribesman are the ones only allowed to wear it. Today, it is commonly worn in Mexico, especially during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). It is a celebration not just in Mexico but throughout the Latin America and it is coinciding with the traditional Catholic observances of ‘All Saints Day’ and ‘All Souls Day’. During the Elizabethan period, in Europe, a skull ring is a symbol of being a member in an underground society. Same reasons behind why certain motorcycle gangs are using these symbols.
The symbols are made to show the freedom from dying, and today the skull jewelry as symbol to a freer spiritual life. This emblem on jewelry with snakes is signifying immortality or the afterlife. The meaning of a ring with skulls and a cross is new beginnings. Skulls and butterflies together is a statement jewelry that denotes changing nature of life. It symbolizes the feminine groups embracing these ideas if you see a bow on top of the cranium of the skull. Skull symbols are now part of the modern fashion.
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The use of skull jewelry among millennials today is also prominent. If you search for the keyword ‘skull jewelry’ online, you will find lots of hits and online stores selling these unique form of jewelry.
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The more you will be able to know which specific type you would want to buy if you understand more what it means to wear a skull jewelry.