We’re big fans of Takayas custom jewelry around here. Not only do they make amazing geeky wedding and engagement rings, but they always seem to be super enthusiastic about the projects.
Meagan and Mario approached us with their ideas for a custom Superman and Konami wedding ring set, it was impossible not to be excited. We’re so happy to be able to share their story.
After the consultation, both of them knew the rings had to incorporate the Superman symbol, but Meagan also wanted to incorporate a butterfly design and Mario wanted his wedding band to be based on the Konami Code.
Meagan’s Superman and butterfly wedding ring set may be one of our favorite projects to date because it’s a perfect representation of the balance we try to strike when designing pieces with comic book references. If interpreted too literally, superhero designs can quickly become the kryptonite of a timeless engagement ring. So for her ring set, Takayas decided to build both of her rings using the silhouette of a butterfly as the main focus, and for the engagement ring, he subtly added the Superman “S” into the setting.
Takayas said they had a lot of fun with the groom’s ring.
Mario’s ring was a lot of fun because his band is actually a series of video game controller D-Pads linked together. His ring is based on the popular cheat code that appears in many Konami video games. If you look closely, you’ll notice that in place of an arrow, each button is represented with the Superman symbol’s diamond shape. The B and A buttons are in the back of the band.
Somehow, they made these unusual combinations work as both individual rings and as a set. Take a closer look at the designs in the images below.
(via Takayas Custom Jewelry)