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Keep a Millennium Falcon, a TIE fighter, an X-wing, or a Star Destroyer close to your heart with the Star Wars edition of the Ships Happen series by Paul Michael Design. The chic necklaces feature the outlines of your favorite Star Wars ships in sterling silver. They’re not exactly subtle, but the simplicity of the cut and the silver finish means these necklaces would pair wonderfully with a little black dress.

See the rest of the Ships Happen series after the break.

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r2-kt ring

R2-KT isn’t any ol’ astromech. She eventually became part of Star Wars canon, but her existence started when 501st Legion founder Albin Johnson came up with the idea of making a pink astromech for his daughter Katie who was battling brain cancer. R2-KT was eventually built by a master builder in the R2 Builders Club, Jerry Greene.

This intricate and pretty new droid ring by talented jewelry maker Paul Michael Design incorporates pink and light blue gems to emulate R2-KT’s appearance. It’s highly detailed like all his other work, and man, it has a gorgeous design and palette.

boo necklace

Boo is a spooky character in the Super Mario Bros. series, but this shiny pendant from Paul Michael Design makes him classy (spookassy?). The Boo necklace is made to order from sterling silver or silver with a rose gold tongue or even in 14 karat white and rose gold. The last option would make him the fanciest ghost around. Turnaround time for the Boo necklace is 3-4 weeks.

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This absolutely wonderful Star Trek Galileo Shuttlecraft necklace is the latest by Paul Michael Design. We’ve featured many of his nerdy jewelry designs in the past, and he shows no signs of slowing down. The shuttle opens like a locket to reveal six gems to represent the passengers in either yellow, blue, or red. You get to pick which colors you want in your shuttle, but better not pick too many redshirts or the whole thing will go down in flames.

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These rings are the work of Paul Michael Design who we’ve featured many times for his nerdy works of jewelry art. He’s turned his attention to anime this time with Sailor Moon rings available with your choice of stones. You can also choose silver, gold, or even platinum depending on how much you want to spend.

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arc reactor ring

If you like Iron Man, this is the ring for you. The latest accessory from Paul Michael Designs features Tony Stark’s arc reactor in a more delicate setting than the Iron Man armor. It’s made from palladium and custom cut light blue sapphires. Yes, you probably need to be as wealthy as Tony Stark to afford it, but the quality and design makes it worth it.

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millennium falcon ring

With this new Millennium Falcon ring creation, Paul Michael Designs might erase the line “she might not look like much…” from Star Wars lexicon. Because holy Ewoks, this is a beautiful and clever design. A ring is already the right shape to look like the spaceship, and the cockpit looks like a natural extension. I love that it’s available in three different metals and with different stones.

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TIE fighter ring

If you read us regularly, you know we love Paul Michael Design, so when we spotted a new X-Wing ring and a new TIE Fighter ring, you bet we had to show them off.

I love the colors on the X-Wing version pictured after the break. As someone who’s partial to sapphires, I’d love to see a version with them, but it looks pretty just the way it is. I’m also putting in a couple new Star Trek Bat’leth necklaces because, well, Bat’leth necklaces!

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Photos courtesy of Paul Pape and Paul Michael Design/Etsy

Geeks are quite creative when it comes to memorable events in their lives—especially weddings and proposals. For the most hardcore fans, ring boxes and even the engagement rings themselves get specialized with a geeky theme. It’s a big moment when you decide to spend your life with someone who is probably just as, if not more, passionate about a fandom as you are. What better way to make them remember that moment forever than by having the items in your proposal be geeky too?

Over the years we’ve shown you a number of amazing custom made rings and ring boxes with themes from Batman to World of Warcraft. But how are these works of geeky art created? If you’re interested in making a special custom engagement ring or ring box but don’t know where to start, we have you covered.

We spoke with two of the best in the business, Paul Michael Design and Paul Pape Designs about how you can have your own custom engagement ring or ring box made. Take a look inside the process with our guide and find some inspiring photos after the break.

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sonic ring

Though this kind of sonic won’t get you out of tricky situations or even assemble cabinets, it’s still spectacular. That’s pretty much what we’ve come to expect from Paul Michael Designs.

You get a band reminiscent of the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver, and you can customize the ring by choosing the stone. Go with blue or green to stick to what we’ve seen on screen, or choose your birthstone or favorite color. Sonic rings in all the colors of the rainbow!

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