Yin-Yang Kingdom Hearts Inspired Wedding Rings

Yin Yang Oblivion Oathkeeper Kingdom Hearts inspired wedding rings by Takayas Custom JewelryWe first worked with Jefferson to create a special Kingdom Hearts inspired engagement ring for Maria, and the (now happily married) couple asked Takayas to create their unique wedding rings as well!

Jefferson provided such wonderfully detailed feedback about the inspiration behind their rings and the entire custom process, the majority of this blog post will be in his own words:

Working with Takayas was a blast. He can literally take your imagination and make it into a reality. The first time working with him was when I reached out to him to create an engagement ring for Maria. I had this perfect idea for a Kingdom Hearts paopu fruit ring. After researching some of Takayas’ past rings, I knew that Takayas had to be the one to make it. He took what I imagined and made a beautiful ring that incorporated both a paopu fruit and the Oathkeeper keyblade (with the diamond placed in the center of the paopu fruit). After I proposed to Maria (she said yes!), Maria and I already knew that we would want to go back to Takayas for our wedding rings :)

We wanted to have rings that are still inspired by our most favorite video game series, Kingdom Hearts. We also wanted to incorporate balance and harmony because that is how we feel about our relationship. We balance each other out and we fit together like a puzzle piece. What one’s weakness is, is the other one’s strength, and we continue to live life helping one another become the best and happiest person one can be. A powerful symbol of balance and harmony is the concept/symbol of yin-yang.

yin-yang-inspiration-imageThe battle between light and dark is one of the strongest concepts in the game. We wanted to choose something from the game that used light and dark in a good way, rather than a clash. This would be the Oathkeeper and Oblivion keyblades. Oathkeeper resembled “light” while Oblivion resembled “darkness”. Oathkeeper was superior in magic but weak in strength, while Oblivion was superior in strength but weak in magic. The player has the option to use the keyblades to save the universe… The keyblades were opposites of each other, but they balance each other out and worked in harmony. (The main character of the game is given these keyblades by two different characters who are his two best friends: one resembling a character of light, while the other resembling a character of darkness). All of the symbolism that can be found around these two keyblades were perfect for portraying yin-yang in our rings. There was also one more Kingdom Hearts concept we made sure to add to our rings: the “wayfinder”.

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Since I had already used the paopu fruit idea on the engagement ring, I wanted to use something else this time around. The next best thing that I was able to think of was the wayfinder. The concept of the wayfinder is derived from the paopu fruit. To recap the paopu fruit, when two people share a paopu fruit together, their destinies become intertwined. They’ll remain a part of each other’s lives no matter what. As for the wayfinder, it is a good luck charm that is made resembling a paopu fruit. One of the important characters of the game creates some wayfinders for her best friends to share and says this line: “Somewhere out there, there’s this tree with star-shaped fruit. And the fruit represents an unbreakable connection. So as long as you and your friends carry good luck charms shaped like it, nothing can ever drive you apart. You will always find your way back to each other. An unbreakable connection.” We decided to add a black wayfinder to the center of the groom’s ring and a white wayfinder to the center of the bride’s ring to further show contrast between the rings. We felt the symbolism of the wayfinder was the next best thing in resembling our marriage in which we will never lose our way from each other. We will always have an unbreakable connection that will forever bind us together no matter what.

So there it is! These are the reasons why we chose the Oathkeeper and Oblivion keyblades, as well as the wayfinder, for our wedding rings :] We trusted Takayas’ imagination, so we tried not to feed him too many ideas on how exactly we expected the rings to look like. We wanted to see what Takayas envisioned. And what he envisioned was amazing! The way that the Oathkeeper “hugs” Oblivion on the bride’s ring, and how the Oblivion “hugs” Oathkeeper on the groom’s ring is a creative way in portraying the yin yang symbolism. We love our rings so much, and we are so thankful for having Takayas help craft these beautiful pieces for us…

CAD wire frame rendering of Maria's ring

CAD wire frame rendering of Maria’s ring

CAD wire frame rendering of Jefferson's ring

CAD wire frame rendering of Jefferson’s ring

Takayas approached this project knowing he didn’t want to simply do a half-black-half-white design, he wanted to give Jefferson and Maria something truly special that would not be dependent on black and white coloring to portray the concept of yin and yang: dark and light intertwining, each with some of the other contained within.

Looking at Maria’s ring, you’ll see that the chain blade of the Oblivion is contained within the open blade of the Oathkeeper, like the dot of black contained within the white half of the yin-yang. The angel wing guards of the Oathkeeper emerge at the top of the ring, with the bat wing guards of the Oblivion beneath, as if you’re viewing a three-dimensional yin-yang on its side from the white half.

When you look at Jefferson’s ring, you can see that it’s the exact opposite of Maria’s, with the Oblivion keyblade emerging as the dominant design element while still containing the Oathkeeper elements. Takayas used black diamonds in his ring, and white diamonds in hers, further emphasizing the black and white concept with something more permanent than rhodium plating.

photo of Maria's finished ring

photo of Maria’s finished ring

photo of Jefferson's finished ring

photo of Jefferson’s finished ring

If you have a unique concept for a special piece of jewelry that you’d like to see brought to life by Takayas, send us a quick message using our inquiry form to get the conversation started. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Final Fantasy XI White Mage Inspired Ring

Final Fantasy XI White Mage inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry - main imageFinal Fantasy XI is an online multi-player role-playing game that played a huge role in Tiffanie and Mong’s love story.

Although they lived in different states, the (now married) couple found each other in the massive online world of FFXI. Tiffanie told us they played together for about 3 years before they met in person, and continued playing together for the next 5 years.

Since they credit the game with bringing them together, it makes perfect sense that Tiffanie wanted a custom engagement/wedding ring based on her FFXI White Mage character.

inspiration image provided by client: a custom FFXI White Mage Light Staff made by Volpin Props, referenced by Takayas for creating a custom ring

inspiration image provided by client: a custom FFXI White Mage Light Staff made by Volpin Props

For style reference, Tiffanie provided an image of a criss-cross diamond pave ring with a halo setting, telling us she didn’t want anything fancy like that and suggesting that the diamonds on the band be replaced with a White Mage inspired pattern with a single diamond in the center. She added that she works in a laboratory and would prefer a simple low-profile setting because she was nervous about damaging her ring at work.

Tiffanie also provided a few White Mage reference images, and Takayas was most inspired by the White Mage’s staff. He referenced the silhouette of the diamond pave ring she liked, creating a pattern based on the White Mage’s staff for the shoulders of the ring and a low-profile claw setting inspired by the way the ball is held in the staff. He felt that criss-crossing the two parts of the shank would detract from the organic symmetry of the White Mage pattern so, instead, opted to have them meet at the sides of the center stone and echo the curves of the staff.

CAD rendering of Final Fantasy XI White Mage inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry - perspective view

CAD rendering – perspective view

CAD rendering of Final Fantasy XI White Mage inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry - side view

CAD rendering – side view

When Tiffanie received the finished ring, her reaction couldn’t have been better:

“My fiancé and I love the ring! It’s exactly how I wanted it. I can’t stop admiring it on my finger! Working with Takayas has been a great experience. He has a great eye for beauty and such a creative mind for designing jewelry!”

Tiffanie and Mong are now married and we wish the happy couple many many more years of fun and adventure together!

Custom Final Fantasy XI White Mage inspired ring on Tiffanie's finger in photograph from Tiffanie and Mong's engagement shoot

photo of Mong and Tiffanie from their engagement shoot

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Moroccan Mosaic Inspired Wedding Ring

Moroccan Mosaic wedding ring by Takayas main imageThe inspiration for this ring stems from Andrew and his wife Salma’s love of Islamic art, which employs a great deal of symmetry and complex geometric patterns. Andrew explained to us:

“The main reason that geometric shapes and patterns are used to decorate mosques around the world is that the depiction of humans or other living things in pictures and paintings is considered an attempt at emulating the Creator, which we believe is an impossible feat. The use of symmetry and patterns, many including ourselves believe, is also meant to reflect logic, order, and beauty, which are some of the cornerstones of our belief that our world was created by a higher power, which is perfectly logical, ordered, and beautiful.”

He and Salma were both mesmerized by the mosaic tiling of a specific Moroccan mosque, finding that simply studying the intricate pattern was quite calming. Andrew recounted, “When our 10th anniversary came along, and the wife hinted at a ring, I knew I had to do something unique and special. And so I knew that I had to find a ring maker that could incorporate this pattern into this piece.” He found Takayas’ work online and reached out to us to bring his special ring to life.

Moroccan mosque inspiration image for Takayas' mosaic inspired eternity band

the mosaic tile pattern that inspired Salma’s ring

Takayas studied the reference image that Andrew provided until he found a section of the mosaic that he was able to transform into a repeating pattern for Salma’s custom eternity band. He considered incorporating both the blue and orange colors from the mosaic in the ring but, ultimately, he felt such a colorful band would end up looking more “costumey” than elegant. Instead, since the ring is yellow gold, he felt that using orange sapphires brought a subtle sparkle to the design and referenced the orange sunburst shaped tiles in the mosaic for the placement of the stones. He then set the orange sapphires from behind so the small round stones would appear to have that same sunburst shape.

CAD rendering of Moroccan mosaic inspired wedding ring by Takayas - perspective view

Andrew and Salma loved the finished piece, telling us, “Takayas did a fantastic job. The intricate pattern was re-created exactly and was fit beautifully along the ring. His choice of stones complemented the pattern and color of the metal perfectly. The entire process of choosing the ring material, style, price point was handled superbly well.”

Moroccan mosaic inspired wedding ring by Takayas - on Salma's hand

the Moroccan mosaic inspired ring at home on Salma’s hand

We loved working with Andrew and are so happy that he and Salma love the ring that Takayas created for them. If you’ve been dreaming of a special ring that you would like to be made into reality, let us know, Takayas would love to help!

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FFXV Lunafreya’s Flower Inspired Wedding Ring

FFXV Lunafreya's sylleblossom inspired wedding ring by Takayas - main imageSamantha has always been a huge fan of the Final Fantasy series, as well as a sucker for romance, so the FFXV love story of Lunfreya and Noctis really drew her in. This specific game also has special significance in her relationship, Samantha explained, “I’ve been waiting for the [FFXV] game for as long as I’ve been with my other half which is 10 years, he and I actually met over a video game (Halo 3 – yes I did beat him 😉 ).”

She requested a custom wedding band with a simple design to complement her engagement ring, inspired by Lunafreya’s favorite flower, the sylleblossom. Samantha told us that she has always liked floral prints and designs and really loved the unique look of the sylleblossom,  as well as who and what it represented in the game’s storyline.

The main challenge for Takayas was how to capture the painterly look of the sylleblossom on a canvas as small as a ladies’ wedding band. His solution was to focus on the longer/taller sylleblossom reference image Samantha sent, creating a slightly raised design, and have fine details hand-engraved as part of the finishing process. Takayas placed one long sylleblossom on either side of the band to represent Samantha and her groom, with a small blue diamond set in the center as a nod to the color of the flowers. He also decided to taper the band toward the top of the ring, both suiting the shape of the flowers and also echoing the tapered element of Samantha’s engagement ring.

CAD rendering of Lunafreya's Sylleblossom ring by Takayas - top view

CAD rendering showing top view of the ring – raised flower detail is rendered darker to make it easier to see

Samantha was pleasantly surprised by the design, saying she had originally imagined a simple floral pattern engraved all the way around the band, but thought what Takayas had come up with was lovely.

Photograph of finished FFXV Lunafreya's sylleblossom inspired ring by Takayas

photograph of finished ring with hand-engraved details

“I felt like Takayas really understood what I was after.  I’m really glad to have found Takayas and even being as far away as I am [in the UK] I felt like everything I wanted was considered and understood on such a deep level. I’m really happy with the design of the ring and am so happy that my engagement ring was taken into consideration for the design to make sure it all matched up.”

Samantha and her partner, Oz, are now wed and the ring is at home on her finger. She even followed up with some pictures from her big day. We love that the theme of the sylleblossom flower was echoed throughout her wedding!

Sam & Oz's seating chart and table decorations, with sign artwork by Hannah Matthews of http://www.signwritingbyhannah.com/

Sam & Oz’s seating chart and table decorations, with sign artwork by Hannah Matthews of http://www.signwritingbyhannah.com/

Samantha's custom sylleblossom inspired wedding ring next to her husband's wedding band

Samantha’s custom sylleblossom inspired wedding ring next to her husband’s wedding band

The happily married couple with their little boy, Joel

The happily married couple with their adorable little boy, Joel

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Sisters of the Rings

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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Wanderlust Anchor Themed Engagement Ring

Wanderlust anchor themed engagement ring by Takayas Custom JewelryWe love making special engagement rings that encapsulate the shared interests of our customers. Quite often, that shared interest is a video game like Final Fantasy, or a beloved movie like Star Wars… this particular couple loves to travel together!

David and Alison first met in Melbourne and started talking about travel early on in their relationship. Only  a few months later, they were working together on super yachts traveling the Mediterranean Sea. During their two years on the yachts, David got in contact with Takayas to design a unique engagement ring for the woman he wanted to travel through life with.

He told us of their ocean travels and sent pictures of Alison’s tattoos to reference her style, adding that she didn’t really wear jewelry but he’d recently learned she does appreciate vintage jewelry styles.

Alison's tattoos sent to us for inspiration

Alison’s tattoos sent to us for inspiration

Based on the inspiration David provided, Takayas created a ship-themed ring with a clean vintage style, decorating the shoulders of the ring with anchors and rope and adding diamond “porthole” details on the front/back of the ring for subtle sparkle.

Wanderlust anchor themed engagement ring by Takayas - front view

photograph of finished ring – front view

Wanderlust anchor themed engagement ring by Takayas - side view

photograph of finished ring – side view

Wanderlust anchor themed engagement ring by Takayas - top view

photograph of finished ring – top view

David told us that he ended up proposing to Alison in Norway on New Year’s Day, after traveling to over 30 countries together! These two traveling love birds are now saving up to buy a restaurant on the Gold Coast of Australia, where David will be the chef and Alison will be the manager… and where they will also hold their wedding!

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“Together Forever… Finally!” Custom Men’s Ring

Final Fantasy XII inspired men's ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry, with Gabranth background imageChris and Tish were close friends for a long time before their relationship became romantic. Tish described it as “a gradual love but one I would never want to change for all the world.” While Chris confessed, “I know it took Tish a while to finally come around, but I knew that she was the one that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with and experience whatever crazy adventures come our way!” Naturally, the theme of their wedding became “together, forever… Finally!”

Chris told us this theme was not necessarily a reference to Final Fantasy but, he had the brilliant idea of having a custom ring designed that encompassed his love for Tish as well as one of his favorite adventures and contacted Takayas to bring this idea to life.

He explained that Tish’s engagement ring was a custom design based on her grandmother’s vintage filigree ring, and he wanted to incorporate a similar “vintage inspired twist” into his own ring’s design to complement hers. Chris provided some images from Final Fantasy XII for inspiration saying, “Of all the FF games I’ve played, FFXII would seem to fit my style the best with lots of filigree work on the armor and clothing that would match my fiancee’s ring nicely.” 

CAD rendering of a custom Final Fantasy inspired men's ring by Takayas - top view

CAD rendering – top view

CAD rendering of a custom Final Fantasy inspired men's ring by Takayas - side view

CAD rendering – top view

Takayas decided to focus on the beautiful yet masculine patterns of Gabranth’s chest plate, as well as elements from the symbol on Gabranth’s cloak, to create Chris’ custom filigree elements. Takayas also mimicked the lines radiating from the center of Tish’s ring, further enforcing the bond between the two rings.

Photograph of a custom Final Fantasy inspired men's ring by Takayas - perspective view

photograph of finished ring – perspective view

Photograph of a custom Final Fantasy inspired men's ring by Takayas - front view

photograph of finished ring – front view

Chris loved the design (“WOW! So awesome!!! ” is a good response, right?) and the ring was officially placed on his finger when the couple were married earlier this month. We wish these two (now married) best friends a lifetime of love and happiness… Finally!

photograph from Chris and Tish's engagement shoot by Sierra Solis Photography

photograph from Chris and Tish’s engagement shoot by Sierra Solis Photography

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Legend of Zelda Goddesses Inspired Engagement Ring

Custom Zelda Goddesses inspired engagement ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry, with Gate of Time backgroundWhen Nicholas contacted us, he told us he knew “basically nothing about rings” but, what he did know was that the special ring he would use to propose to his girlfriend Casie should represent the three goddesses of Zelda lore: Din, Farore, and Nayru.

We love that Nicholas also gave us a little background as to why he chose this specific inspiration:

“The Zelda theme is so significant to us as a couple because our mutual love for the franchise was one of the original points on which we connected. The Legend of Zelda is a niche of “nerdom” that played a huge role in our childhood years, for the both of us, and we bonded over that mutual experience. The sense of adventure and imagination that those games allowed us to explore helped shape us into the people we are today.”

His first thought was to simply have three gemstones (ruby, sapphire, and emerald) arranged in a triangle, but was open to Takayas’ suggestion of somehow incorporating the three goddess symbols as well, and possibly a center diamond for a hint of tradition.

After quite a bit of brainstorming to come up with the best possible design for Nicholas’ requests, Takayas moved to the computer and created the CAD renders that would become Casie’s goddess ring.

CAD rendering of a custom engagement ring by Takayas, inspired by the three goddess symbols of Zelda lore

CAD rendering

He used the goddess symbols themselves to form the triangle Nicholas had imagined, framing a beautiful diamond center stone, and set each symbol with their appropriate accent gems. Finally, to lighten up the design and bring a touch of elegance, Takayas decided to go with a split shank style.

Nicholas approved of the design renders, saying “These are absolutely marvelous. You all are miraculous. They are indeed elegant. I can’t get over how well these turned out :)” Once he receive the finished ring, he gave us another blush-inducing complement: ” I’ve just received the ring. It looks AMAZING. Thank you so much! I’ll be proposing to her on New Year’s Eve. Thank you and Takayas for making this possible!”

Photograph of a custom engagement ring by Takayas, inspired by the three goddess symbols of Zelda lore - top view

photographs of finished ring

Photograph of a custom engagement ring by Takayas, inspired by the three goddess symbols of Zelda lore - perspective viewWe’re happy to report that she did say “Yes!” and we’ll soon be creating their unique wedding bands as well. This couple is quite aware that “It’s dangerous to go alone!”

Nicholas also commissioned a custom box from an Etsy artist in London called TheBurnTree

Nicholas also commissioned a custom box from an Etsy artist in London called TheBurnTree

Nicholas and Casie's hands, newly engaged, showing off the Zelda Goddess inspired engagement ring made by Takayas

She said “Yes!”

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Articuno Inspired Engagement Ring

Articuno legendary Pokemon inspired engagement ring by Takayas Custom JewelryChristopher contacted us with the perfect concept for proposing to his girlfriend, Jamila. He told us that she had been playing Pokémon for the past 20 years and her favorite pocket monster by far was the legendary Articuno so, naturally, he planned to capture her heart with an Articuno inspired engagement ring!

He loved many of Takayas’ two-tone creations that he had seen online, especially the more complex overlay style of our Zelda inspired engagement ring, so Takayas took this into consideration when creating Christopher’s unique Pokémon design.

Takayas decided to create an abstract Articuno form, placing one of each legendary bird on either side of the center stone, using their recognizable three-feather crested  head as the East-West prongs, with their wings wrapping around the shoulders of the shank and coming together to form the North-West prongs, and their diamond-studded body and  tail continuing down the shank. Two more Articunos can be found in the under-gallery of the ring, wrapping their wings up and around the shank to complete the design.

CAD rendering of Articuno legendary Pokemon engagement ring by Takayas - perspective view

CAD rendering showing two Articunos wrapping around the ring to hold the center diamond.

CAD rendering of Articuno legendary Pokemon engagement ring by Takayas - under gallery view

CAD rendering showing two more Articunos hiding in the under-gallery.

When we showed the renders to Christopher for approval, we loved his response: “WOW!!!! This looks truly amazing!  I reviewed the design and really don’t recommend any changes.” That kind of reaction is always our goal.

Takayas at the bench, setting the center stone in the Articuno legendary Pokemon inspired engagement ring he designed and created.

Takayas setting the center diamond

Takayas at the bench, polishing the Articuno legendary Pokemon inspired engagement ring he designed and created.

Takayas polishing the Articuno engagement ring

Photograph of finished Articuno legendary Pokemon inspired engagement ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry - top perspective view

photographs of finished ring

Photograph of finished Articuno legendary Pokemon inspired engagement ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry - front viewPhotograph of finished Articuno legendary Pokemon inspired engagement ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry - side view

We asked Christopher for feedback after receiving the finished ring and the first response was the most important:  “She said Yes!” He also added: “When I saw the completed ring for the first time I was completely floored. The ring’s beautiful detailing and bi-metal design led to a product that was beyond my expectations. When I proposed to my fiancée she was equally taken away by the beauty and elegance of the ring. I would definitely consider working with Mr. Takayas again on future projects.”

The Articuno legendary Pokemon inspired engagement ring where it belongs, on Jamila's finger - She said "Yes!"

She said “Yes!”

We would love to work with Christopher again, and look forward to hearing what concept he and Jamila might like to incorporate into their special wedding rings. For now, though, we are just happy these two chose each other and wish them all the happiness in the world!

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Beauty And The Beast Inspired Bridal Set

Beauty and the Beast bridal set by Takayas Custom Jewelry - main imageAaron’s romantic custom bridal set was inspired by a Victorian ring from the 1800s and his girlfriend (now wife)’s favorite love story: Beauty and the Beast.

He wanted to keep the antique ring’s color scheme, since the combination of gold with cobalt blue enamel perfectly represented the colors of the iconic ballroom scene from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

screenshots of the iconic ballroom scene from Disney's Beauty and the Beast, used as inspiration for the Beauty and the Beast bridal set by Takayas Custom Jewelry

screenshots of the iconic ballroom scene from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, animated and live action

If you’re a fan of the movie, you’ll remember that the enchanted rose is a major plot point so, of course, the rose theme had to be included! Aaron asked that the setting for the engagement ring’s main stone be made to look like a blooming rose, and requested stemmed roses to be incorporated into the design of the shank as well. As a finishing touch, “Tale as old as time” was engraved inside the engagement ring.

CAD rendering of the Beauty and the Beast engagement ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry

CAD rendering of the Beauty and the Beast engagement ring, showing the blooming rose setting

When we sent the CAD renders to Aaron for approval, he said he loved it, which is always a good reaction. Then, he showed his girlfriend and her reaction was even better! He told us:

“She cried, so I think you did an amazing job on the design.”

photograph of finished Beauty and the Beast engagment ring by Takayas Custom Jewlery - perspective view

photographs of finished engagement ring

Beauty-Beast-engagement-ring-by-Takayas-side-viewFor the wedding band, Takayas used the stemmed roses once again but decided to add one more Beauty and the Beast reference: a ribbon-like silhouette of the Beast’s profile, mirror-reversed to match the direction of the roses. If you focus on the looped section of the “ribbon”, this is the top of the Beast’s head, continuing into his horns and down the profile of his face to his beard.

photograph of finished Beauty and the Beast wedding ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry - top view

photographs of finished wedding ring

photograph of finished Beauty and the Beast wedding ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry - side viewWe loved creating this magical bridal set and hope Aaron and his bride live happily ever after.

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