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Skull Jewelry: Understanding the Symbolism and History Behind It Before Buying One
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. We have embraced the skulls as part of the integral design in fashion even from the past. 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. We are not a stranger to wearing these symbols. 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. We will learn today what are the reasons why we are wearing these unique designs and what is behind this symbolism. Before you will buy them, this article will dwell more on understanding the history and symbolism of using skull jewelry.
The Egyptians and the Aztecs are the groups who largely use skull symbols on their jewelry and ornaments according to some history books. It is part of the cycle of death and rebirth and this symbol is even treated with the same reverence as to their gods. It means a high ranking status or an important representation. 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 coinciding with the traditional Catholic observances of ‘All Saints Day’ and ‘All Souls Day’ and is a celebration not just in Mexico but all throughout the Latin America. During the Elizabethan period, in Europe, a skull ring is a symbol of being a member in an underground society. Certain motorcycle gangs are using these symbols with the same reasons.
The symbol of skulls in jewelry today are made to show the freedom from dying, it means a freer spiritual entity. This emblem on jewelry with snakes is signifying immortality or the afterlife. Using rings with skulls and a cross means a new beginning. It denotes changing nature of life with the skulls and butterflies together as a statement jewelry. 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.
As a matter of fact, the use of skull jewelry among millennials have grown even online, here and abroad. If you search for the keyword ‘skull jewelry’ online, you will find lots of hits and online stores selling these unique form of jewelry.
The more you understand skull jewelry better and its meaning, the more you will be able to know which specific type you would want to buy.
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