In the enchanting world of bespoke jewelry, our latest tale tells the story of a gentleman from across the pond who contacted Takayas about creating an extraordinary engagement ring for his feline and phoenix-loving girlfriend. In Jeegar and Sam’s jewelry journey, cats reign supreme and phoenixes soar in mythical admiration. Here is how Takayas translated their cherished pets and the fiery beauty of mythical creatures into a ring that symbolizes love as enduring as a phoenix’s flight.
Takayas deeply enjoyed designing Jeegar’s ring inspired by things that have a deep meaning to his partner Sam: Their cats Barney and Axel as well as Dranzer, Sam’s favorite character from the Beyblade anime. To begin, the gleaming white gold ring boasts a red garnet center stone. The deep red color of the garnet not only represents Jeegar’s passionate love for Sam but also the Dranzer phoenix motif. Always one for meticulous details, Takayas secured the magnificent gem with talon-like prongs inspired by the phoenix’s claws.
Barney, the beloved feline cornerstone of Jeegar and Sam’s relationship, attentively guards one side of the magnificent gem, while Axel, Sam’s cat who sadly passed away before they moved in together, is memorialized on the other side.
Dranzer, the sacred red phoenix, is depicted on the side gallery and the shank of the ring. The great phoenix’s wings are meant to look like they are about to take off in flight. The mighty wings flank a crest inspired by Dranzer’s distinct geometric chest pattern. Additionally, the phoenix’s wingspan reaches out as if to protect or cradle Barney and Axel. Down the sides of the band, the phoenix’s fire-like tail and plumage are adorned by a row of glowing garnets.
On a trip to Japan this fall, Jeegar planned to ask Sam the question that would forever change and unite their lives. Amidst Japan’s autumnal magic of crimson leaves and ancient cherry blossom trees, Sam said yes to his proposal and to their tale of love that transcended borders and seasons.
To Jeegar and Sam, we send our warmest congratulations on your “purrfect” engagement! May your days be filled with love and joy, and may your home always be adorned with whiskers and furry companionship.