When you’re enchanted by mythology and the person you love is tantamount to a goddess, you know that no ordinary plain engagement ring could ever do for her finger. On the hunt for a truly unique design, our friend Sterling came to Takayas Custom Jewelry to craft a one-of-a-kind piece that would suit his remarkable partner, Julia. Crafted in two-tone 14K rose gold and palladium, his custom engagement ring is made to reflect her spirit – with inspiration drawn from some of the world’s most enduring myths, tales, and figures!
In Sterling’s own words, the Mesopotamian goddess of love and war, Inanna-Ishtar, particularly fits Julia “to a T”. The ancient Queen of Heaven makes herself known in the form of a dazzling princess-cut diamond on his engagement ring, held within a centerpiece sculpted to represent her eight-pointed Star of Venus! Dramatic double-chevron bands frame the centerpiece on either side to enhance the primordial beauty of Sterling’s piece, encrusted with lines of glittering dark blue sapphires that culminate in two larger gems.
Not only a show-stopper on top, Sterling’s special ring also happens to feature some three-dimensional flair. For another star – and for another, more contemporary and extraterrestrial mythos – mirror images the iconic Elder Sign of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos reaches across the ring’s side-gallery. Blazing like a sacred pillar of flame, a single ruby between the two symbols wards off any evil forces that may be lurking in the cosmos beyond.
Underneath the engagement ring’s setting, Sterling’s favorite Nordic-style cross is circled with his choice of special runes. Spelling the words “Safe”, “Home”, “Love”, and “Luck”, Julia can keep a sweet reminder close that her fiancé is always there to support her as they celebrate a love that will stand the test of time.
For such a beautifully complex and intricate ring, certainly only a beautifully complex and intricate proposal would do. When Julia finally cracked the code on the cryptex puzzle Sterling had cleverly presented her with, she opened the golden orb inside to reveal an incredible surprise – a stunning ring that perfectly symbolized the divine beauty, power, and grace Sterling saw within her, crafted just for her hand! We’ll let you guess what the answer was…
“I was blown away by the process and how responsive everyone was,” Sterling said to us after the proposal. “Takayas really took the whole ring from a concept to a reality better than I could have imagined. We are thrilled to be coming back for a pair of custom wedding bands!”
Thank you, Sterling, for giving us the opportunity to craft such a spectacular engagement ring that seamlessly combines so many magnificent notions about our mysterious world. We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness – and as you journey through your lives together, perhaps some new myths will be spun about you, too!