Kevin contacted us with an idea to create a special engagement ring based on two of his girlfriend Emily’s favorite things: Sailor Moon and Doctor Who. He wanted to keep it simple and low-profile, incorporating the individual colors of the Sailor Scouts and a blue stone for the Doctor’s TARDIS.
Kevin also mentioned that Emily wasn’t a huge diamond fan, so a center diamond wasn’t necessary. Other than that, Kevin told us he didn’t have a super clear idea of what he wanted the ring to look like and was curious to see what Takayas would come up with.
After considering all of Kevin’s requests, Takayas created an elegant split shank design inspired by Sailor Moon’s tiara, with a TARDIS blue sapphire nestled in the tiara’s crescent moon. Within the shape of the moon itself, Takayas set small colored stones to represent the main Sailor Scouts: pink sapphire for Sailor Moon, blue sapphire for Sailor Mercury, emerald for Sailor Jupiter, ruby for Sailor Mars, and orange sapphire for Sailor Venus, with a small diamond in between each to allow the individual Scout colors to stand on their own.
When Kevin saw the renders of his ring, this was his reaction:
“Oh wow is all I can say, it turned out more gorgeous than I had pictured in my head, the shape of the tiara was a VERY nice touch, I’m blown away at how pretty it is. She is gonna LOVE it!!”
Of course, the true test of a custom engagement ring is the reaction of the recipient. We always love when clients follow up to share their proposal stories, and Kevin’s is magical:
“It was Dec 04, 2017 we were on our vacation to Disney World in Orlando Florida. We had just eaten breakfast with her mom and were in the Magic Kingdom. We were walking toward the castle and it was pretty crowded but, right when it was the perfect distance away so we could get pictures with all the spires, there was a break in the crowd. This was my chance! I suggested we take some pictures while the crowd was parted. First, I got a picture of her and her mom with the castle in the background. Then, I set my phone to video mode and had her mom record the proposal. We got in close and I said to her, “You have made these last 5 years of my life so very magical, so I have a question for you.” I then got down on one knee and asked, “Would you do me the pleasure of making the rest of our lives just as magical?” She of course said yes, and absolutely LOVED the ring.”
We are so happy for Kevin and Emily and wish them a magical life together!
If you have an idea for a special jewelry item, even if you don’t know exactly what you want yet, simply use our inquiry form to begin the custom conversation and we will be happy to help bring your dream to life!
P.S. – If you’re a Sailor Moon fan in particular, or love someone who is, check out some of the other custom engagement rings Takayas has created based on this teenage superheroine (and her friends) to get an idea of the unique design he could create for you:
Sailor Moon Inspired Old European Cut Wings Engagement Ring
Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Heart Container Engagement Ring
Sailor Chibi Moon Inspired Engagement Ring
And, Doctor Who fans, we haven’t forgotten about you! If you’re imagining a ring that features more of your favorite fandom details than just the iconic color of the TARDIS, Takayas can do that too. Check out this previous custom commission to get your wheels turning:
Dr. Who and Battlestar Gallactica SciFi Engagement Ring
We look forward to hearing from you!