Sisters of the Rings

October 20, 2017 Categories: Geek, Miscellaneous, Nature by No comments yet

Custom thumb rings by Takayas, inspired by Aragorn and Legolas from Lord of the Rings, shown on top of a map of Middle Earth. Middle Earth image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World_map_.jpg attribution: By OffensiveArtist (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsIf you think you need to be getting married to order a custom ring, think again. These two sterling silver thumb rings were commissioned to celebrate a different kind of relationship: the bond between sisters.

According to our client, Kristen, this custom design concept all started with an offhand comment about her being the Legolas to her sister’s Aragorn…

“We both enjoy hiking and going on adventures with each other. We always had talked about getting sister/adventure rings. And adventure + hiking + scenery + rings = Lord of the Rings! It just made sense and seemed to go together. We both love the Lord of the Rings, and for various reasons identified with and admired particular elements of those two characters. The fun dynamics and loyal relationship between the two recalled our own sister bond. So, to commemorate our adventures, and as a reminder of what we would like to aspire to, the idea of adventure/character rings was born. So while the Fellowship might have had leaf pins, we have rings ;)”

Kristen told us that both she and her sister love minimalism and clean lines, with her sister being particularly fond of “V” shaped rings. She also provided a rough sketch of what she was imagining for the top view of the rings, inspired by details from the two characters’ weapons and armor.

It’s always a bit of a challenge to work from a customer’s sketch but, with a few modifications, Takayas was able to turn Kristen’s two-dimensional drawings into workable 3-D ring designs. When Kristen saw her renders, she told us, ” I love the changes made, and think it is a big improvement. I’m still blown away to see my ideas actually in ring form.”

photograph of Aragorn inspired ring by Takayas

Photograph of the finished Aragorn inspired ring for Kristen’s sister.

photograph of Legolas inspired ring by Takayas

Photograph of the finished Legolas inspired ring for Kristen.

Of course, the true test is the reaction to the finished rings. Once Kristen surprised her sister with this incredibly thoughtful gift, she got back to us with a lovely update: “My sister absolutely loves her ring! She hardly has taken it off since I gave it to her.  They both turned out perfect! I can’t believe how much detail Takayas was able to fit on such tiny rings. Thank you for making my idea into a reality.”Kristen and her sister wearing their Aragorn and Legolas inspired rings by Takayas Sisters-of-the-Rings-Aragorn-Legolas-by-Takayas-clasped-handsWe enjoyed working with Kristen and love that she decided to celebrate the bond of sisterhood with a unique pair of rings. If you’d like to do something similar for your brother, sister, or best friend, contact us to learn more, we would love to work with you!

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