Waves Large Skull Ring with Black Diamonds and Rubies
- Stippled sterling silver
- Pavé black diamonds and rubies, 2.98 total carat weight
- Ring, 7-26mm wide
“Continuing in the classical tradition” is a David Yurman maxim. From early Greek and Egyptian art to Celtic jewelry; from medieval legend to sailors’ lore—the collections richly reference the artifacts and wisdom of antiquity. “My interest in design has always been touched by magical, ancient forms,” David Yurman says. “I sense there is a common thread in recognizable symbols that seems to bind people together.”
A powerful symbol across cultures, the skull has a long history of iconography—from sixteenth century European paintings, where it evoked the transience of life, to the pirate flag, which served to intimidate enemies, to fraternities and sports, where it serves as a reminder of oaths and loyalty. In the hands of David and Evan Yurman, the anatomical becomes art and the macabre is transformed into a style icon.