A picture of a human skull with wings, also known as the death head, was a common symbol for colonial America. It was used among Puritans because of their disdain for using religious symbols on graves. The winged skull represents both death (the skull) and resurrection (the wings).
The winged skull most often means a dead person’s journey is not over; after they’ve shed their physical form, they are flying away to another realm.
Over time, the skull and crossbones gave way to winged skull gravestone symbols. The wings were symbolic of a soul fleeing mortality. It added a message of hope and resurrection.
NOTE: Pictures of various tombstones are strictly for show and are NOT sold with these earrings nor are they available anywhere in this store or the Ghoulish Goodies website.
Antique Silver Alloy
Eardrop Height - 0.4
Eardrop Width - 0.6
*This data was obtained from manually measuring the product, it may be off by 1-2 CM.