This is a solid sterling silver skull ring. This ring's design started by hand carving the skull from wax. The ring base was then formed around the shape of the skull so it nestles into the silver frame. Each piece is cast separate, the skull in bronze and the base in sterling silver. The pieces are then soldered together, oxidized then polished multiple times. This is a statement ring, chunky and prominent. I like to wear this piece to remind me to live in the moment, appreciate the past, and keep in mind that tomorrow is not guaranteed. The front of the ring is about 3/4" long by 1/2" long.