What are biker rings exactly? Large baubles that feature motorcycle symbolism? The answer is yes and no. Biker rings don’t have to be formidable. They don’t have to feature any symbol directly associated with the biker subculture. However, if they carry the vibe and spirit coinciding with the vibe and spirit of the motorcycle community, they have the right to be labeled like this.
Below, we listed a few types of rings every rider would be proud to rock on his finger.
Bands represent the most simplistic design that, nevertheless, never falls out of favor with the sterner sex. But don’t think of bands as something smooth and undecorated. In fact, they provide an excellent platform for designers to showcase their creativity. This type of ring may feature engraving, embossing, tooling, blackening, enameling, and even gemstone inlays, although they rarely rise above the surface.
Some bands are made of alloys lending dissimilar colors. For instance, an exquisitely chosen combination of silver and gold will draw in looks from near and far. Biker wedding rings are a distinct category that falls into the class of band rings. What separates them from regular wedding jewelry is symbols much-loved in the biker community.
It is not uncommon to come across skull-adorned wedding rings but, perhaps, the most striking designs feature Koi Carps. These Japanese fish are not only beautiful due to their colorful scales but also they represent such things as loyalty, fidelity, a family bond, and harmony in a relationship.
Signets are the antithesis of dainty and elegant band rigs. Their pulling power is in their enormous size and raised bezel. Such a design was a result of functions initially assigned to these biker rings. The bezel used to feature crests, initials, and other images associated with their owners.
However, these images were applied in reverse. When being pressed in hot wax, they provided a correct impression that stood for a signature and simultaneously doubled as a seal for papers.
Today, this function is no longer relevant but signets are still around. The modern interoperations of historic designs tend to carry emblems of motorcycle clubs, logos of motorcycle brands, and, of course, beloved biker symbolism. Some sterling silver biker rings provide unadorned bezels that can become a medium for a personal message or custom image.
3. Gem rings
It is not true that motorcyclists dislike sparks and shimmer. It is quite the opposite. They appreciate every possible way to showcase their individuality.
Gemstones can be introduced to a biker ring in a multitude of ways. Oftentimes, a large faceted or polished (cabochon) stone is a focal point of the entire piece. A prominent example of this style is bishop rings that emulate the designs worn by the clergy but are deprived of any religious significance.
Typically, these biker rings feature a large amethyst set in gold or silver. However, since the bishop style is just inspiration for biker rings, they may showcase any kind of gemstone. Sometimes, instead of a single jewel inlay, they provide a halo, a circle of smaller stones surrounding the centerpiece, or a symbol lined with tiny gems.
A gem doesn’t have to be a focal point of the entire piece to spark interest. It can become a creative part of a symbol carried by a ring. For instance, a skull may feature red gemstone eyes, a sparkling tooth, or a burning stub of a cigarette between the teeth.
4. Eternity Rings
A band ring has neither a beginning nor an end. If you add a repeating seamless pattern to it, you’ll get what is known as eternity or infinity rings. No matter how you turn the band, you will always see the same image. In biker rings, the range of these images ranges across skulls and skeletons, fleur de lis, Gothic and tribal patterns, totem animals, motorcycle parts, and everything that is compatible with motorcycle philosophy. It is not uncommon to come across gemstone-adorned pieces either.
Along with that, there are semi-eternity rings that showcase a repeated pattern on half of the ring while the other half remains smooth. When a pattern or series of images is raised, it might cause discomfort for a finger. A semi-eternity style lets you get the best of both worlds – an impressive design and comfortable fit.
5. Spinner Rings
Spinner rings are a cool variety of infinity rings because they also have a never-ending pattern. However, thanks to an original design including an outer ring that spins inside an inner ring, it allows you to fidget. For many people, fiddling with a ring is an effective and elegant way to cope with anxiety and manifestations of ADHD, hence alternative names for this design – anxiety rings, worry rings, and meditation rings.
Although spinner rings have been all the rage for the last 5 years or so, they, in fact, have a very long history inspired by Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels. Today, spinner bands are worn by women and men regardless of their religious beliefs. Adorned with skulls, flames, and motorcycle-related symbols, they perfectly complement the statement biker style.
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