The Art of Darkness

Jack-o-Lantern Rings

July 28th, 2010 by Cobwebs

Pumpkin RingThis is both a post and a request for comments.

I recently got a note from RahneFan, who said:

I was looking recently for men’s rings, specifically for a jack-o-lantern one or other Halloween-themed rings. Real ones, I mean. It occurred to me that you may know of a good resource for this. I had very little luck myself, finding only one: http://www.jewelrybyemmy.com/jack-o-lantern.html. If you know of a good resource for this kind of thing, I’d sure appreciate you linking me up.

I replied that I didn’t know of a resource for that particular kind of ring offhand, and suggested Etsy’s Alchemy feature. He wrote back with a note that good-quality JOL rings seemed pretty scarce, with searches only turning up two others: this one on eBay and this one (scroll to the bottom and click “pumpkin”) by Brent Michael Kelley, which is the one pictured above.

I can’t find any information about whether the Kelley ring is even available for sale; it may simply be part of his portfolio. And I’ve gotta agree with RahneFan: Good-looking rings featuring a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern seem to be few and far between.

So I’m asking you guys: Anybody out there have a source for a JOL ring that doesn’t look like it came out of a Cracker Jack box? Let us know in the comments!

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3 Responses

  1. RahneFan Says:

    Hey, you rule. I forgot to mention that I checked a lot of sites for makers of biker’s rings (skulls mostly) and was surprised to find none among them either. That’d be the perfect style, though – a thick, weighty, solid single piece.

  2. Thorrsman Says:

    Back about five or six years, I saw an excellent Jack O’Lantern ring advertised in a British magazine and briefly found it on-line from an English shop that dealt chiefly in jewelry for the Brit Goth scene. Unfortunately, it is gone, and I have not been able to find it again.
    It was a solid pumpkin, the hole of the ring carved through it and a wicked grinning face on the front. Heavy, solid silver.

    My suggestion for someone wanting such a ring is to contact a custom jewelry maker such as Carvedmetal.com. Nathan there has made me a number of excellent pieces,such as a ring with a skull in the grip of tentacles, and I have been considering having him have a go at this sort of ring for me

  3. Thorrsman Says:

    As a follow up to my comment last year, I contacted nathan at Carvedmetal.com and had him make me a Jack O’Lantern ring, similar to what I described above. It came out quite good, a heavy piece of silver with a wickedly-grinning smile. A size 11 ring with a lot of weight.

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