Skull jewelry has a long history, people have been using skull elements to make jewelry and wearing it since the 15th century. As it has evolved and matured, there are various types of skull jewelry, such as Grim Reaper Jewelry, Jolly Roger and Sugar Skull Jewelry. Today we will focus on the origin and meaning of sugar skulls.
When it comes to sugar skulls, the first thing that comes to mind is inevitably the Mexican Day of the Dead.
The Day of the Dead in Mexico is also known as the "Day of the Ghosts. November 1 is Mexico's "Day of the Spirit of Youth" - a holiday that honors dead children; these two days are collectively known as "Ghost Day. The "Ghost Day" is the biggest holiday in Mexico. On this day, Mexicans will flock to the streets, wearing masks, ghostly costumes with bones on them, and ancient costumes to celebrate the "reunion" with their ancestors. The festival is a blend of Indian and Spanish cultural traditions. The modern grand procession, which evolved from the ancient celebration, has become one of the indispensable events for the local population.
One of the main activities of the Day of the Dead is the creation and decoration of the "altar". The "altar" is arranged with classic elements, each of which has its own special meaning. Skulls made of sugar or chocolate, which is Calavera, represent deceased family members; the top of the "sacrificial bread" is made in the shape of two bones crossed and sprinkled with sugar to show the generosity of the sacrificer.
Not only do sugar skulls appear on the altar, but people also enjoy dressing up as colorful sugar skulls and wearing rings and pendants with sugar skull elements to echo their love for the holiday.
The reason why sugar skulls became the most important element of the Day of the Dead is mainly due to the Mexican people's understanding and tradition of life and death, where skulls not only mean death, but also the origin of life, and they approach death with optimism and optimism Celebrate to mourn the death of their loved ones.
As we can see, the sugar skulls are all colorful. What do the colors on the sugar skulls mean? Do the different sizes of sugar skulls represent different things?
Each different color has its own meaning, and this simple boundary hill will hopefully give you a little insight.
The color red symbolizes the blood in our bodies; Christians may think that the color red symbolizes the blood of Jesus.
The color orange symbolizes the sun.
Yellow: commonly used in marigolds during ceremonies, symbolizes death.
Purple symbolizes sadness and pain, and in other cultures, wealth and royalty.
Pink represents hope, purity and celebration.
White is also a symbol of purity and hope.
The color black symbolizes the land of the dead.
Similarly, different sugar skulls tell their own stories based on their shape. A small sugar skull may suggest that it is a memorial to a dead child. A larger sugar skull may symbolize an adult or elderly person. This is an important part of understanding the story of the skull.
Family members may also decorate the skull, either with a big smile or crazy hair. All of this is meant to represent the joy of life and death.
Not only that, many people used to write the name of the deceased on the forehead of the sugar skull used for the tribute, which can make the deceased feel that the loved one always remembered him/her. This is a special way to pay tribute.
If you know about sugar skulls, one thing is clear: they don't make people feel sad or desperate. On the contrary, these colorful sugar skulls show us that death is actually not that scary, it just gives you a different way to live. Therefore, there are also many people who choose sugar skull tattoos and sugar skull jewelry to remind themselves to face life, fear and death positively.
The jewelry designed according to the image of sugar skull not only expresses its inner meaning, but also makes it more everyday. Rings and pendants can go well with your everyday outfits, and the sugar skull element is more colorful and can add some highlights to your ensemble. If you like the sugar skull element and are interested in sugar skull jewelry, you can directly click here to see the sugar skull jewelry in our store, I'm sure you can find something you like!