I’ve been meaning to post about this since thursday – when it was going to be a sorry excuse for a half-nekkid-thursday post. Only I wound up not having time to even fuckin’ think the last couple days. It was then only an after-thought, since I wasn’t really feelin’ half-nekkid so much on thursday.
I take back everything I said about these guys being over-priced. I was comparing their rings to Serious Silver, which isn’t fair on several fronts. But mostly it’s not fair beceause this is an entiely different level of artistry in jewlry-making.
I like the ring I got from SS. No complaints there, not at all, even though I’ve taken them off my blogroll because they’re turning out to be unriliable as business-people. But the ring itself, for the price, was a great buy. But it’s a cast ring, a basic, every one the same kind of deal.
This ring however – the pictures don’t do it justice. They show the design, but they don’t show the incredibly quality of workmanship, the detail. They don’t show the love and brilliance that went into this thing.
This ring is stunninng, simply stunning. I showed it to a couple of amateur jewelers I know and the work impressed the hell out of them. I look at this ring on my hand and I can’t stop staring at it; it’s that good. Mark, Steve, thank you. Steve, you’re really, truly an artist. Fantastic work.
Words fail me on it. Look at the pictures.
This things’ big. You can see in the picture below that it dwarfs even the SS Ring next to it, which is a big, big ring.
I chose the ‘shadow finish’ that DeadRingers are now offering; as far as I know this is the first classic skull they’ve done in this finish. It looks great this way, though it will be interesting to see how it weathers; it’s sterling, so it should polish with wear until it takes on a burnished look, and then eventually goes shiny. Already the points (nose and chin) are taking on a bit of shine. I’ll post pictures in a month or two or sex to compare to how it was fresh from the box in these pictures.
Anyway, enough words. Here are images. Look close and you get a bonus scar on the index finger knuckle. That’s where I hacked into my hand last summer while sharpening a favorite knife. There was a whole lotta blood considering how little that scar looks now, baby.
As usual, click for a bigger image.
The packaging. Note it comes with it’s own screwdriver. Classy.
Here’s the ring. I can’t even put it on yet, it’s so cool.
Here it is upside-down, just for display.
On the fist. Sepia because I think it looks cool that way.
3/5 of a fistful. I don’t wear ‘em like this but damn, it looks cool. Now what do I get for the pinky?