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How to Choose the Right Size for a Skull Ring

Skull embroidered clothes, accessories, and skull jewelry have been trending for a while now. This article will show you how to choose the right size for a skull ring so you can have one and follow the trend.

The skull ring trend was started by Queen Victoria when she wore skull jewelry in memory of her late husband. 

Nowadays, this trend has been dominated by the goth and biker communities. However, even those who are part of these communities aren’t always sure how they should choose the right size for a skull ring because they get overwhelmed by all the options out there.

Keep reading to discover the tips for choosing the right size for a skull ring.

How to Choose the Right Size for a Skull Ring

How to Choose the Right Size for a Skull Ring

From musicians to actors to top celebrities, everyone seems to be rocking a skull ring these days. Each of them tries to wear the most unique design of the same ring type in order to show their personality through it and catch people’s eyes.

For others to achieve a grungy and unique look, we have compiled a list of five important criteria to consider when choosing the perfect size for a skull ring. 

So, in order to find the right size for a skull ring, you should consider:

  • the size of your hands
  • your personal style
  • ring details and weight
  • the message it will send

Let’s have a look at these five criteria together:

Consider the size of the hands

A general rule is that bigger hands wear bulky rings better, and smaller hands wear more delicate rings better. A large skull ring like Knowledge Seeker Ring that sticks out will suit a person with bigger hands and thicker fingers much better than a person with smaller hands and thinner fingers. 

However, there are also people who have small hands but thick fingers and long hands with slender fingers. 

In such a case, those with thicker fingers should consider buying a bulky and big skull ring. This is because those with thicker fingers leave less room between their fingers for the ring to slide side to side on the finger, which will make wearing the ring comfortable.

As for those who have longer hands with thin fingers, they should consider purchasing a ring with a thick-banded medium skull like Protection Ring.

More often than not, men gravitate towards big and bulky rings, while women wear small or big rings with a thin band

Wearing a large skull ring would make men seem more masculine and rugged. Simpler rings, on the other hand, will make the person wearing the delicate skull ring come across as clean and put together.

Consider the size of the hands when wearing a skull ring

Consider your personal style and comfort

If a person is trying to rock an edgy biker look, a big skull ring is definitely the way to go. Bulky skull rings mean that the perturbing skull will be large enough to stick out a few centimeters above the fingers and are for sure noticeable. 

Those who are chasing a romantic gothic look should consider getting smaller skull rings. Small skull rings are perfect for those who are fans of stacking their rings as well.

Nonetheless, when it comes to fashion, there aren’t really any set-and-stone rules. At the end of the day, it’s all about comfort and confidence.

When it comes to comfort, before buying a skull ring, it should be considered whether a large statement ring would get in the way of everyday tasks. If someone works with their hands on a daily basis, a small ring with a simpler design would be best so the hands are free and flexible.

Consider the details on the ring

Alongside personal style and the conveyed message, it needs to be thought through how much detail the skull ring will have

While on the hunt for inspiration to create unique skull rings, you can find skull rings with an engraved skull or a 3D skull. 3D skull rings sometimes are made from mixed metals or have stones or crystals - usually as the skull's eyes. 

Some skull rings have headpieces. Skull rings incorporate demon horns or ram horns. Other skull rings have crowns, warrior helmets, or biker helmets. The list goes on and on. In the long run, it all comes down to personal preference.

Skull ring with demon horns

Think about the message the ring will send

The larger the ring, the more eye-catching it will be. Bold rings are conversation starters because they’re never simple but rather always have an intriguing design. 

Besides, they can be noticed a mile away. Also, as mentioned above, bulky rings make men seem intimidating and much more masculine, as well as rugged and dangerous.

On the other hand, smaller skull rings will send the message that the person is put together and reserved. They come off as expressive with their jewelry, but they still want to make an impression.

Small rings might also indicate that the person uses their hands often - they might be an artist, sculptor, or simply a home cook. At the end of the day, a big skull ring isn’t needed to make a statement.

Consider the weight of the ring

It’s a common misconception that the bigger the ring, the heavier it will be. It’s common to find a large bulky ring, but that’s empty. An empty or hollow ring refers to rings with a tube-like piece to their creation. This is done in order to reduce the amount of metal being used to make the ring.

A bigger skull ring might not be filled; therefore, it might not be so uncomfortable to wear. However, a filled bulky skull ring has some weight to it. 

Women's skull rings can range from 1 to 10 grams, depending on the size of the ring itself.

For men, skull rings typically range from 25 to 35 grams.

However, there are skull rings as big and bulky as 130 grams.

If the skull ring is hollow, the size of the skull and the band might not disrupt comfort. But, if the ring is of high quality and has a big skull head and a thick band, it might be unbearable.

Consider the weight of the ring when wearing a skull ring


A recap of our short guide about buying the perfect size for a skull ring would be to first consider hand size and finger width. Then it's important to think of personal preferences such as style and impressions.

All in all, picking out a skull ring should be fun. Even so, picking out a few different sizes of skull rings will allow for experimentation. Ultimately, remembering our five golden rules on how to choose the right size for a skull ring is the only know-how anyone would need.

Jesús  is the founder and designer of JewelryLab. He is the Head of Design and also oversees production, quality control, and precious metal sourcing.