jewelry - mens - rings - skull - silver - bali and java
Don’t be afraid of the size of this ring girls, it is just right for woman, not to big. I applaud the artist! Make more.
I saw this design and it resonated with me about duality, death, and transformation. It is a really compelling piece with the two dragons flanking a skull. The symbology in Balinese culture of the dragons represent good and evil forces. The tails of the overlap without touching making it easy to adjust the ring size. The skull I think represents neutrality, but also could be a symbol of strength, transformation, or ancestral spirits. It has a gothic feel without the focus on excessive morbidity but the circle if life. It was pristine when I first got it, but a little oxidation of the silver is happening which brings out the details when I shine it up again. It has imperfections which reveals its origins, probably from a hand carved mold by the artist. I wear it sometimes with my Balinese silver chain as a talisman. I really appreciate Novica for bringing the artistry and craft from other cultures to the world. Thank you Komang for this lovely bold piece.