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Bloodmilk

One of us. Conjoined twin skull ring. Rose gold vermeil.

$220.00

Bloodmilk

One of us. Conjoined twin skull ring. Rose gold vermeil.

$220.00

This rose gold plated over sterling silver ring features the skull(s) of a two headed girl/boy, fashioned in the style of Victorian mourning & the Latin phrase: "Memento mori", which means, 'remember your mortality' or 'remember you must die'. This is the first 'human' fragment i have done, and was also created as an homage to one of my oldest obsessions, the conjoined twin. The title comes from Tod Browning's cult movie 'Freaks,' and explores my obsession with those marked with physical abnormalities as a personal metaphor for the visualization of internal psychic trauma, and how people are connected by these flaws and 'oddities.


The type of conjoined twin imagined here in ring form is the Cephalothoracopagus, which is when the head and thorax are fused, having two faces but sharing one body. This ring is also an exploration of the myth of the doppelgänger. It is believed that if you catch a glimpse of yourself within your periphery that it is a sign that you will die. However, I believe that the image of the doppelgänger can be seen as facing yourself or self-knowledge.


Cast immortal in sterling silver & rose gold plated. Solid all the way through so this ring has a slight heft to it and is best worn snug on the finger.
Cast from a jet, carved mourning skull.
Ring is 1 inch long and sits .5 inches off the finger.

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***This ring is made to order, just for you, you will not be receiving the one pictured here. Please allow 3-4 weeks for creation and shipment of your new ring.

*If you need assistance with ring conversion sizes, or if there is another ring size that you would like but is unavailable on this listing we can assist you, please contact us as we are available to help.