In Mexico, the first biker rings were produced. After the biker movement was established, the practice of wearing large metal jewelry began to take hold. Many people think of Mexican rings as biker rings when they hear the term. Let’s take a look at the meaning, appearance, and most popular styles of Mexican biker rings.
INTRODUCTION TO BIKE RANGERS IN MEXICO
This devaluation occurred in Mexico after the 1910-1920 Mexican Revolution… Centavos (coins) become worthless in the blink of an eye. Coins of no value had been in abundance. As the value of the peso declined, Mexican craftsmen saw an opportunity to repurpose the currency. They started melting the coins and making jewelry out of the molten metal. A variety of skulls, animals, and Aztec/Indian-inspired ornamentation were used to create rings.
Between 1940 and 1950, motorcycles frequently congregated in border towns in Mexico, where they harassed residents and drank to excess. Some rough-looking Mexican rings attracted their attention at some point. Biker rings made in Mexico at the time were selling for as little as $5. It’s not hard to see why this new type of finger jewelry soon became popular among motorcycle fans around the country.
The infamous Johnny Law, which forbade the usage of knuckles, was another factor in the popularity of these rings among bikers. You may expect that bikers are abrasive and aggressive. Many different biker gangs were at odds with one another, which frequently resulted in confrontations. The brass knuckles are essential in these confrontations. However, because of the ban on brass knuckles, these chilly weapons are no longer available to bikers. Fortunately for bikers, a workaround for the illegal usage of brass knuckles has been devised. Mexican rings, which are huge and hefty, have proven to be a lifesaver for motorbike riders who are short on muscle.
Mexican biker rings are hefty metal rings with unique designs that were originally created in Mexico and have since become popular among bikers.
Nickel, bronze, and brass were the first materials used to make biker rings. The initial centavos used in the manufacturing of Mexican rings contained these metals. The original metals and their combinations are still used in many biker-themed rings, even though steel and even titanium are now commonly used by producers for increased durability and reduced costs. The yellowish hue of these rings is distinctive.
Silver is currently the most popular metal for biker rings. Because of its brittleness and propensity to break or bend, pure metal is rarely employed. Silver, on the other hand, can be made more durable and hard by mixing in a small amount of copper. Silver has surpassed all other metals in popularity among motorcyclists for a number of reasons. The first thing that comes to mind when you think of chrome motorcycle parts is the cool white gloss. Second, silver motorcycle accessories contrast well with black motorcycle gear and leather accents. It also has antimicrobial characteristics, does not change color, and is said to have positive energy.
Mexican biker rings rarely contain gold or platinum, despite the fact that these metals are frequently employed in the manufacture of jewelry. Due to the fact that they are more expensive, require more frequent maintenance, and lack the earthy demeanor of bikers, they are not as popular. To make a product stand out, though, you may notice gold-plated accents contrasted with silver settings.
While inlay rings with gemstones are relatively uncommon, motorcyclists prefer all-metal rings. For these hardy bikers, the significance of the rings is more important than their glistening stones. Cubic zirconia or black onyx gems are the most likely stones in a ring. Rubies, garnets, sapphires, emeralds, and even brilliants can adorn rings of high symbolic and monetary value.
Rings for bikers are more than just a simple metal piece of jewelry. A true masterpiece, they combine ancient designs, silversmithing dexterity, and exceptional durability into a single piece of art. The following are the most common themes in Mexican jewelry:
Biker culture is synonymous with the skull, which is a common design motif. You may think that skull-themed jewelry only became popular in the twentieth century, but this is not the case. This symbol, in fact, dates back to antiquity. All over the world, from the brave Vikings to the shamans of Amazonia to the skilled warriors of ancient China, it was held in high esteem by tribes. Also, the Aztecs, who lived in what is now Mexico, revered the skull as an object of worship. As a result, it should come as no surprise that Mexican jewelry frequently features skull engravings.
It is a symbol that has been adopted by bicyclists from a variety of cultures and adapted to their own. For them, wearing a skull no longer serves as a deterrent to unwanted visitors. As they push the boundaries of their dangerous machines, a benevolent angel intervenes to keep these daredevils alive and unharmed.
Skulls are, after all, what they appear to be. Some see it as a symbol of death, while others see it as a sign of new life and resurrection. Both interpretations are valid and deserving of discussion.
Our selection :
If you’re looking for the most skull-rich biker jewelry, check out our ghost skull ring. It features a large skull image surrounded by eight smaller, yet fierce skulls. Each skull is carved with the utmost attention to detail. Like all other items in our catalog, this ring is made of quality 925 silver and has a luxurious weight. It may take a little time to get used to its imposing shape and extra weight on your finger, but we guarantee you won’t want to part with it. With such an ultimate piece of biker jewelry, you’ll feel bold and strong. Its bold design will turn heads, whether you’re among other bikers or hanging out with “civilians”.
This interpretation of the skull symbol can only be seen in Mexico. The goddess of death is highly respected by the local population. When she arrives in our world, it is an occasion to celebrate. For Mexicans, death does not mean the end. Rather, it is a beginning, a deliberation of headlines and misery, a resurrection, and the afterlife. They even have a widely celebrated holiday to venerate death and remember deceased relatives. One of the traditions of this day is to bake skull-shaped candies and cover them with swirling and floral designs.
Somewhat later, women began to embellish their faces with similar designs to pay tribute to the goddess of death. They appear as a young girl, but with sunken eyes and prominent cheekbones. Both the skull-shaped pastry and the party makeup are called sugar skulls. You can read more about the history and traditions of sugar skulls in this article.
So Mexican skull rings are definitely jewelry with Mexican roots. Despite their feminine nature, even bearded and burly bikers do not hesitate to wear these awesome rings. Such an item will also become a sought after gift for a biker chick.
Our selection :
In this ring, we combined classic sugar skull jewelry techniques, our own perception of this symbol, and the meticulous handwork of our skilled artisans. The ring is cast from solid sterling silver which adds luxury and strength. The deep floral carvings that dot the skull are treated with silver blackening to make them even more defined and deep.
Two faceted emeralds sparkle in the skull’s eye sockets. To add even more piquancy, we highlighted some elements with gold plating. Even if the Mexican skull rings are cheerful and beautiful products, we try to preserve the original biker spirit. That’s why we completed this item with three small skulls emerging from the forehead and temples of the sugar skull.
In the past, Indian tribes inhabited the entire territory of North and South America. Today, ancient buildings that have survived to the present day and a handful of descendants carrying the legacy of their lost ancestors are a reminder of their glorious past. In modern Mexico, about 6 percent of the population still speaks one of the Indian languages, and more than 20 percent of residents identify themselves as Indians. The largest preserved Indian nationalities in Mexico are the Nahuatl, Maia, Zapotec and Mixtec.
In short, Mexicans are proud of their roots and try by all means to demonstrate it. It is therefore not surprising that Indian motifs occupy Mexican jewelry. In rings, bracelets and pendants, you can see Indians in all their glory, wearing feathered war bonnets, smoking pipes or hunting. Other popular symbols associated with Indians include feathers, tomahawks, arrows, etc.
Our selection :
In this Indian ring, we tried to convey the indomitable strength and power that Indians were imbued with, as well as their inseparable connection to nature. Our silver ring features a traditional Indian feather headdress that adorns the head of the skull. Indeed, this is a Mexican ring with a biker twist.
You can easily determine that this is an Indian skull. Just look at the stern expression on his face, his furrowed brows and the battle scars printed on his forehead and cheeks. Wearing a ring like this will let passersby know that you are not a person to be messed with. Cast in sterling silver and polished to a high shine, it is eye-catching and eye-catching. Each feather is sculpted in detail to create a realistic and authentic Indian image.
The Aztecs, who once lived in a vast territory that includes the borders of modern Mexico, have undoubtedly left their mark on the culture and history of this country. The ancient Aztec symbols and deities are as revered as the symbolism created by more modern Indian tribes.
One of the most revered gods was Huitzilopochtli. The Aztecs implicitly carried out all his commands. Being the god of the sun and war, Huitzilopochtli was the main deity of the Aztecs. In addition to his main functions, he patronized the clear blue sky and assisted in hunting. He fought daily against the forces of night and darkness to prevent them from swallowing the sun. Normally, Huitzilopochtli was represented as a warrior wearing a helmet that resembled a hummingbird, with a shield adorned with five balls of fur, and a bow (sometimes the bow was replaced by a lance or darts) (sometimes the bow was replaced by a lance or darts).
Tezkatlipoka. The god with the mysterious name of “Smoked Mirror” personified winter, the north, the night wind and the starry sky. The Aztecs called him the deity of the night, the patron of thieves, sorcerers and priests. Tezkatlipoka controlled birth and death, knew everything about every person and inspired sacred horror. This god was represented with a black face covered with yellow crossbands, or in the form of his twin spirit the jaguar, whose spotted fur resembled the star-studded sky.
The lord of the underworld, Mictlan, was represented as a skeleton or a man with a skull in place of his head. In his images, his companions were often a bat, a spider and an owl.
The goddess Coatlicue wore a snake dress. A huge statue of the goddess is installed in the capital of Mexico. Instead of a head, Coatlicue has two snakes. As a necklace, she wore severed arms and torn hearts. Sharp animal claws grew from her toes. The goddess’ clothes were woven from wounded snakes.
These and other gods are often depicted in Mexican biker rings.
Our selection :
This ring forged by our dextrous craftsmen features the image of the Aztec god Kokopelli. The ancient Indians worshipped him as a god of fertility and abundance. They believed that he sent the gifts of fertility, harvest and earthly well-being to the Indian people. He was also known as the god of newlyweds and their new families. The Aztecs prayed to Kokopelli in the hope that he would fulfill all their dreams.
According to the legends, he traveled through the villages stopping in every yard. Outwardly, he looked like an ordinary person, although he always carried a flute with him. People always felt and understood when Kokopelli visited their land. After all, he was responsible for the change of season. Also, people attributed the changes in weather to his orders.
It is believed that a person who wears Kokopelli jewelry invites pleasure into his life. Such an individual forgets the established social rules and has fun without fearing the misunderstanding of others. The owner of such a ring is always in a good mood and positive!
HORSES AND HORSESHOES
As modern cowboys, bikers love and respect everything associated with horses. No wonder they call their bikes steel horses. The horse is a symbol of freedom, whose power cannot be curbed. At the same time, it stands for friendship, camaraderie and trust. Mexican artisans translate these values into their handmade horse rings.
The horseshoe is another symbol associated with horses. However, its meaning is slightly different. Throughout the world, the horseshoe is a symbol of good luck and financial well-being. The belief that a horseshoe brings happiness originated in ancient Egypt. At that time, owning a horse, let alone shoeing it, was a great luxury that only the wealthiest Egyptians could afford. The animals’ hooves sparkled with gold horseshoes encrusted with precious stones. To find such an expensive item for a poor Egyptian was an incredible fortune.
Another ancient legend tells that one day the devil himself, disguised as a horse, came to Dunstan the blacksmith. He began to tempt and seduce the blacksmith, trying to lead him astray. But Dustan guessed his insidious plans and guessed that the devil had spoken to him. He began to shoe the hoof with such harshness that the devil begged for mercy. The blacksmith let him go, but on one condition: that the devil would never cross the threshold of a house with a horseshoe on the door.
Another version of why the horseshoe became a good luck charm lies in the symbolism of the horse itself. This noble animal is considered a symbol of power and fertility. The image of a horse can be found on the coats of arms of many countries. In addition, horses are mythical creatures. Pegasus, a winged horse, is a symbol of good luck.
Our selection :
If you are looking for a talisman to attract good luck, or if you are a horse enthusiast, you will definitely like our Rocker Horse Ring. Basically, it’s a horseshoe and a horse ring, two in one. It will fit perfectly into any biker’s image with its rogue nature, irresistible appeal, and wild, untamed side.
Every detail, whether it’s a harness, an expression on a horse’s face or the rivets on a horseshoe, was drawn by our professional designers. Then our craftsmen cast this sterling silver ring and polish it by hand. As a handmade item, the ring carries an imprint of individuality, which is important to maintain its status as a talisman.
The Indians believed that every person, whether God or ordinary man, had a Nahual (or Nagual), a twin spirit or, in other words, a protector. The Nahual of Quetzalcoatl was Xolotl, who, according to the legends, did not want to die when all the gods sacrificed themselves to create the Fifth Sun. Tezkatlipoka had a jaguar as Nahuak while the sun god could transform into an eagle. As a result, Mexicans have a strong affinity for animals. To ward off failure and bring good fortune, people frequently wear jewelry with totemic animal sculptures.
A giant golden bird munching on a serpent sat atop a cactus-covered rock, according to an ancient Indian tradition, at the advice of the sun god to the Aztec tribes. The Aztecs heeded the advise and discovered such a location on the banks of the massive Lake Texcoco in northern Mexico… Tenochtitlan was established there (this name translates as the city of the sacred cactus). Today, Mexico City is the country’s capital and largest city.
In remembrance of this tradition, the Mexican state flag depicts the picture of a bird sitting on a cactus and devouring a snake. This bird is referred to as a golden eagle, a hawk, or a falcon by a variety of individuals. Actually, this bird belongs to the falcon family, and it lives in Mexico’s grasslands as a Caracara. Carancho is the native name for the Caracara.