Johnny Depp is flaunting one of the most eccentric fashion styles in Hollywood. The A-lister is known for his penchant for tats, accessories, and, of course, jewelry. It may seem that he chooses his jewelry randomly or on the spur of the moment but it is not so if you learn more about the items in his collection. It is impossible to describe every trinket in his possession, so we’re going to focus on his rings. So buckle up, you’re about to find out the secrets behind the rings of controversial, scandalous, and undeniably talented Johnny Depp.
Depp’s Skull Rings
There is nothing extraordinary about wearing skull rings. For instance, Jack Sparrow’s on-screen parent, Keith Richards, has an iconic skull ring, so iconic that it was named after its owner. The Rolling Stone guitarist has been rocking it for more than 40 years. But let’s get back to Johnny Depp, the actor’s experience with his skull ring spans three decades. He ordered his ring and three more copies from a celebrity jeweler Albrizio in the 1990s. The copies were intended for Depp’s friends Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, and Jonathan Shaw. The foursome of friends established the so-called Death is Certain Club, and the rings denoted the membership. The celebrities went even further and got a tattoo with the club’s name.
Depp’s Death is Certain ring features a boxy skull with red gems for the eyes and three clear stones in the forehead. The piece is made of silver with a touch of gold that highlights the 3 and the Brave symbols flanking the skull. Check this Johnny Depp ring to see how it looks. Each symbol has a deep personal meaning for the actor. 3 is his favorite number. Besides the ring, the symbol of three accompanies Depp as a tattoo on his left hand. Some of his other tattoos (three cards, three hearts, three rectangles) refer to the ‘creative number’ as well.
The original question mark sign resting on the opposite side of the ring represents The Brave, the movie directed by Depp himself in 1997. The question mark denotes the actor’s quest for the meaning of life. He keeps asking himself where he should go, what he should do, how this all is going to end, etc. The Hollywood star believes life is a series of questions, and we can live it only through finding answers to them.
But what does the ring mean on the whole? Johnny Depp says it stands for friendship and cyclicality of life. He encourages us to celebrate every breath because we never know what happens next.
Jack Sparrow Rings
You probably noticed that Johnny Depp and his most beloved character, Captain Jack Sparrow, have much in common. It is because Depp had a hand in creating the pirate’s image. In particular, he lent some of the rings from his jewelry collection to the fictional pirate. A skull ring embellished with an emerald stone, which Jack wears on his index finger, is the property of the actor. You can see him flaunting this piece on the 1989 Rolling Stone magazine’s cover. Another ring that is in co-possession of Depp and Sparrow is the gold one adorned with onyx, three smaller gemstones, and a flower design. The actor even suggested a story for this bauble – the pirate allegedly scrounged it from the widow of a Spanish sailor.
While Depp gave some of his jewelry to Sparrow, one more ring made a journey in the opposite direction. The pirate captain wears an amethyst ring on his left hand’s index finger. It was made in the 17th century and purchased from an antique store specifically for the movie. Unfortunately, the original piece was stolen from the set, so the producers ordered the exact copy, which you can see in the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean. When the actor was done with his role, he asked if he could get the ring, and his request was granted.
On top of these rings, Depp has a few pieces showcasing the characters he played. Naturally, he has a pirate ring, and they say it was crafted by the designer Joel Harlow, who worked with the actor on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The Tonto ring refers to another movie Depp was the part of – The Lone Ranger. The star was caught wearing this piece more than once. The ring was made by Harlow as well.
Depp’s Personal Rings
Depp has many friends among jewelers. One of them, Neil Lane, designed a few rings for the Pirate franchise. Later, he created another skull ring for Depp’s collection. This time, the skull was cast in gold. Deliberately rugged, the precious skull has amethysts in its eyes and even more purple stones on the band.
We’d like to finish our list of Johnny Depp’s rings with the one that has a sentimental meaning for the actor. The Cherokee head ring was a gift from Vanessa Paradis, his then-girlfriend, for his 40th birthday. The Cherokee symbolism was chosen for a reason, it celebrates Depp’s Native American roots.