Bleeding Heart Souvenir Ring
Are you a sentimental soul? This hand carved ring features imagery that is symbolic of love and death. A brass dagger stabbed through a heart, surrounded by decorative roses and a sterling silver pattern. The Bleeding Heart or ancient "wounded heart" indicates wanting and love, as if Cupid's arrows were shot directly through your heart. And what is love without the joy and pain of life and death, represented with the skull and crossbones. "You will die," it says, "so live life to its fullest." And the hourglass that represents time is of the essence.
History of the Mexican Biker Ring
Known as a Mexican Biker Ring or Souvenir Ring, these rings were popular after the Mexican Civil War when the currency plummeted and the Peso was almost valueless. Jewelers melted the coins down and crafted rings that tourists from America would buy as souvenirs. Biker gangs in border towns would buy these rings in lieu of the illegal Knuckle Dusters aka brass knuckles. These souvenir rings became a legendary style.
The face and side accents of the ring are made from brass. The body of the ring is made from solid silver. The ring is on the large side, approximately 1 inch x 3/4 inch and has a nice weight to it.
Made from Sterling Silver and Brass