This ring has a multiple set of ancestors. The first skull ring I made was commissioned about fifteen years ago by an anthropology grad student at ASU who wanted a ring with an anatomically correct skull bearing an exact heritage being that of an Asian male or an Eskimo female I forget. The point being that I learned a great deal about the human brain pan. This ring was then commissioned about a decade later by a blues guitarist who wanted to pay homage to both Eric Clapton and the Grateful Dead. Eric wears a very simplified skull ring so I put a magnolia flower on its forehead and set the whole thing on a framework of the tree to symbolize the branching of musical styles. I utilize the square shank both for comfort and in order to keep a top-heavy ring righted on your finger. This ring is a size 8 1/2, is cast in solid Sterling Silver and is set with a bright little 2.5 mm Ruby in an 18K Gold tube setting. Any other size, metal or stone setting can be accomplished as a custom made item. Any carat or color of gold is possible but price must be quoted at the time of order due to volatility in the gold market.