This 925 Silver Jolly Roger Ring is a legendary pirate-inspired design crafted in the UK. Its iconic design features the traditional English „Jolly Roger“ flag, a Skull and Crossbones symbol on a black banner that was flown by numerous pirate captains between 1710 and 1720, during the Golden Age of Piracy.
Crafted by skilled hands, this 925 Silver Jolly Roger Ring is a masterpiece of artistry and full of symbolism. All of our rings evoke a sense of both beauty and mortality. As you wear this unique item, it is not only a beautiful piece of jewellery but also a statement.
Jolly Roger is the traditional English name for the flags flown to identify a pirate ship preceding or during an attack. They were mostly used during the early 18th century (the latter part of the Golden Age of Piracy).
The flag most commonly identified as the Jolly Roger today – the skull and crossbones symbol on a black flag – was used during the 1710s. It became the most commonly used pirate flag during the 1720s, although other designs were also in use.
Use of the term Jolly Roger in reference to pirate flags goes back to at least Charles Johnson's. The General History of the Pyrates published in Britain in 1724.
Johnson specifically cites two pirates as having named their flag "Jolly Roger". Bartholomew Roberts in June 1721 and Francis Spriggs in December 1723.
While Spriggs and Roberts used the same name for their flags, their flag designs were very different, suggesting that already "Jolly Roger" was a generic term for black pirate flags rather than a name for any single specific design. Neither Spriggs' nor Roberts' Jolly Roger consisted of a skull and crossbones.
Richard Hawkins, who was captured by pirates in 1724, reported that the pirates had a black flag bearing the figure of a skeleton stabbing a heart with a spear, which they named "Jolly Roger". This description closely resembles the flags of a number of Golden Age pirates.
Founded in 2018 Ossua et Acroamata brings you the highest quality hand made Memento Mori jewellery. Based in Dorset, UK highly skilled artists create unique pieces of wearable art and attracts a variety of customers including Jason Momoa, Cristian Scabbia and Gary Holt.
This hand made 925 Silver Jolly Roger Ring comes in two editions:
- Edition polished finish
- Edition vintage finish
Hand made and hand finished in Dorset, UK. Packed without plastic, free world wide shipping available.