Jewelry

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The folks at Takayas Custom Jewelry have unveiled their new DNA Ring Collection and the pieces are subtle and elegant. Not to mention sciency and sparkly.

Takayas designed each ring to capture the 3-D winding ladder shape of DNA’s two stranded chemical structure. The ladies ring features glittering accent diamonds set along the sugar phosphate backbone.

The pieces are available in sterling silver, 14K gold, 18K gold and platinum. Check out more pics below.

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Wedgewood Rings created a way to actually wear a part of the SR-71 Blackbird – aka history’s fastest manned aircraft (that we know of).

Using cast off SR-71 titanium ejector nozzles sourced from retired Air Force machinist and spy plane maintenance technician Dan Freeman, Wedgewood has formed a piece of jewelry that may have travelled faster than a speeding bullet on a top secret and thoroughly legendary aircraft.

As if this isn’t enough, the ring also features an inner portion made of wood reclaimed from the deck of the USS North Carolina, which served in every Pacific naval battle in World War II and is currently docked in Wilmington, NC.

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Back in 2013, J.K. Rowling auctioned off one of her own personal Harry Potter charm bracelets with proceeds going to her charity Lumos. Around that same time, she explained how they were connected in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.

“A charm bracelet seems a very innocent trinket. What other piece of jewellery is so imbued with memory and sentiment? Why do we call those little masterpieces “charms” if not in allusion to their talismanic properties? They have meaning beyond the mercenary. They are personal amulets.”

“Lumos is a spell I created in HARRY POTTER that brings light to a desperately dark and frightening place. At Lumos this is just what we do: we reveal the hidden children locked away behind closed doors and forgotten by the world, so that everyone first of all understands the problem and then works together to fix it”.

So the only question about these new Harry Potter charm bracelets from The Noble Collection is, what took them so long? Noble is currently offering 4 different bracelets representing the four houses of Hogwarts. Most importantly, at least 15% of the purchase price will go to the Lumos foundation.

Gryffindor and Hufflepuff come in gold plate, while Slytherin and Ravenclaw are silver plated. All four bracelets have a Sorting Hat and the Lumos butterfly.

I’m sure J.K. hopes each fan will take this lovely start and build their own personal amulets. Check out more pics below.

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When Robert proposed to Jeanette back in 2014, he did it with Zelda-themed scrolls. So they both wanted to keep the Zelda theme going when they turned to Takayas for their wedding band.

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Inspired by the Gate of Time in Skyward Sword, this 14K gold wedding jacket is engraved with Gate of Time symbols and accented with nine diamonds. It also features a ruby, sapphire, and emerald in representation of the triforces of power, wisdom, and courage.

Check out more pics of this amazing ring below.

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We’re always happy to get tips about new designs from Takayas Custom Jewelry, because everything they make is so unique and, well, fashionably geek.

This time around, Takayas was approached by a young man named Cory who wanted to propose to his girlfriend Sheila with a Kingdom Hearts ring. His ring concept imagined a heart-shaped center stone surrounded by two Keyblades, but he left the decision of which Keyblade up to Takayas, who decided on the Oathkeeper.

The Oathkeeper’s hilt frames the center stone on each side, and the blade forms the rest of the band. Takayas designed the ring’s band in 14K white gold, and he used 14K yellow gold accents to create contrast and draw attention to the iconic feathered guard. It was a little challenging to fit so many details into such a small surface area, so he used the hilt in the front of the band and the head of the blade in the back of the band.

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Dragons, as we all know, have a thing for bling. From gold to diamonds, they just love to horde expensive shiny things. Etsy seller BeeesBeads clearly understands this, so she designed a ring featuring a dragon’s claw holding a colorful and shiny geode crystal. She makes the rings by hand, and they can be adjusted for size too.

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You can finally have the pet dragon you’ve always dreamed of! These pet dragons are fully wearable as a ring and their tails curl around your wrist as a bracelet.

As an added plus, their eyes glow in the dark. There are ten colors to choose from, and each is handmade by the talented Sarah Evans of MadMarchMoon, so you can be sure that your pet dragon is the only one of its kind.

Take a closer look at the ring/bracelet in the video below.

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These Moons Orbit Your Ears

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These Lunar Orbit earrings use natural minerals to put a geeky spin on the double-pearl-style:

We took the look of the double-pearl earring and put a geeky spin on it. See, if you’re not tied to the idea of the balls being pearls, you’ve got more space to play with the concept. And, you know, some natural minerals remind us of objects in our solar system. Take, for instance, sodalite. Looks a lot like the Earth from orbit, with clouds swirling in our atmosphere. And howlite kinda looks like the craggy surface of the moon. Thus, the Lunar Orbit Earrings were launched.

Plus, since each stone is natural, no two pairs are exactly alike.

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With four diamond cut rubies in 18K gold that are clutched by dragon claws, you’re talking some serious (and expensive) power in this Dragon Ball ring made by Etsy seller Paul Michael Design.

The bands are available in four different styles from 18K yellow gold and sterling silver to 18k yellow gold and platinum, and you have the option of two finishes: Black Rhodium with white diamonds (black version in the image) and High Polish with black diamonds (silver version in the image).

One thing’s for sure—it’ll be a conversation piece. Check out the ladies version below.

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Sailor Moon fans can show off their love for the classic anime series with these new bracelets thanks to a collaboration between ma chére cosette? and Super Groupies. The bracelet designs were inspired by all 10 of the Sailor Scouts, and each character has a pair of bracelets that match her respective theme and outfit. Fans can buy a paired set for 4,800 yen (or $40).

Both of the bracelets feature colored glass beads that match the design and color of the individual sailor suit. One of the bracelets also features a small charm that matches the character’s celestial symbol while the the other bracelet includes a charm that represents the character’s ribbon.

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