Black diamond skull rings bear powerful symbolism, that are strangely ambiguous, yet rising in popularity.
People wearing lots of black, have skull rings and fashion used to be pretty weird. Has anything changed?
Skulls are perhaps the strongest symbol and reminder of our mortality.
Even in early infancy, we are intrinsically wired to recognize faces. We do so in clouds, tree trunks and in all kinds of everyday objects we encounter everyday.
The skull, however, reminds of both of life and death simultaneously. Skulls are commonly used to symbolize death and danger.
Historically, pirate ships are portrayed to bear the image of a skull on a black flag.
Jewelry, clothing and tattoos often combine the color black and skull imagery to portray rebellion and non-conformism to societal norms. Ironically this has become high fashion in some circles.
As a result, the true meaning to the individual is hard to establish, as the shock value and stigma associated with people wearing black and embellishing themselves with the kind of imagery that is shocking to some may be completely mainstream to others.