Skull Ring Ultimate Buying Guide

Applies to:

-Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts

-Men looking for skull jewelry

-Anyone else who is looking for skull shaped rings either for themselves or a friend/family/loved one

The Makings of A Proper, Bold Skull Ring:

Quality: There are many online and offline distributors of skull shaped jewelry. It is impossible to ensure the quality of the ring without physically holding it and seeing it. Thus you must make sure the ring you are purchasing is from a reputable seller, with a 14-30 day return and exchange policy, and no restocking fees! At the minimum, the online retailer should supply a decent quality picture of over 400 pixels (at least 3 inches)

Style: Buying biker gifts for someone else? Since skull rings are geared more for men between 20-50 years of age, smaller sizes will not be available. Most skull rings carried by top jewelry retailers start at size 8 and can range up to size 20+

Beware of rings that are labeled or associated with a brand names such as Harley Davidson. These rings may not be officially licensed by its respective holder and the seller may be using the name(s) in order to get better page rankings on search engines. If you are looking for a Harley Davidson ring for example, make sure the item has a certificate of authenticity.

Weight: At the bare minimum, 15.0 grams. A skull ring that does not weight at least 15 grams will be light, undermined, and likely to be of lower quality in general. The reason for this is that a large amount of solid metal must be used in order to create a thick, heavy ring; there is no way around it! The skull ring style is intended to be large, exuberant, loud, masculine, and most importantly BOLD. Biker rings of most styles require solid metal filling, and this is the area that some retailers decide to cut corners and ‘shave the insides’ for less weight. Be sure to watch for that!

The maximum weight a ring should weigh is 35 grams. Higher than 35 grams and you’ve got a heavy ring that may wear your finger out throughout the day and cause stress and inconvenience over a period of time. Finally, that extra weight would translate to a larger ring (regardless of ring finger size) that also may be cumbersome and get in the way of daily activities.

Price – Silver or Gold?: Silver is your best bet for any skull ring. Why? Simply because of cost/price. A typical silver skull ring can cost anywhere from $50 to $250, depending on style, size, market price of silver at the time, and other factors. The same ring in gold will be 5 times or more in terms of price.

Even a basic, 14k Gold ring will cost $200 to $750. This is due to market prices of Silver VS. Gold and the HUGE gap between the two. If tarnishing or oxidation is holding you back from silver, simply invest in a silver cleaning cloth which can be found at any jewelry store for about ten dollars or less. Just one minute of rubbing your bold, masculine skull ring will ensure optimum shine and look. Do it once a month or as needed and your jewelry will remain in tip-top shape!

Difference Between Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

These two rings are the pillars of a woman’s life. She will take as much pride in them as she would in the other important aspects. Though due to personal choices or latest fashion trends the lines between wedding ring and engagement ring often get blurred however, there are certain differences by the way of which the jewelry stores display them differently. Both constitute the bridal jewelry and often women even choose to wear both the engagement ring and the wedding band together on the ring finger of the left hand.

Engagement rings are purchased when a man chooses to tell that special someone that he is ready to bind their life together and gets a ring to symbolize and seal his affection. Traditionally a ring for engagement consists of a prominent center stone studded in a yellow or white gold band. Sometimes there are smaller stones to grace the big one in a certain kind of pattern. Mostly the first choice for a wedding ring is a diamond but these days rubies, emeralds, sapphires and tanzanite are also being used. The center stone mostly has the maximum prominence in the ring and is the crowning glory; it may be a single one like a solitaire. A solitaire ring is often the way a woman envisions her engagement ring, that towering rock with all its brilliance is what will surely take her breath away. Colored stones aren’t new to these rings however they have become more preferred in the recent times. Other designs include three stoned ring which have not one but three diamonds set together.

Wedding bands are the ones which are exchanged by the couple during their wedding ceremony. In the past they were just meant for the girl, but these days an exchange is preferred. It’s generally a single gold or platinum band without any seam to mark the sanctity of marriage and the bond that will bring two people together sealed by love. These days bands encrusted with diamonds or some intricate carvings are also used. For a woman the wedding band is mostly designed to match the ring as mostly they are worn together on the same finger. Design of the wedding band compliments the engagement rings. Some women also choose to wear the wedding band on the ring finger of the other hand or even the pinkie finger.

An engagement ring is generally that hogs the most attention, though you might look forward to choose a larger wedding ring, as after all it is the bigger celebration. Both can be bought together as a set, some women also choose an enhancer as a wedding band, it’s meant to fit on or around the engagement ring and add to it’s beauty.