Our friends at Takayas Custom Jewelry have shared another nerdy engagement ring design with us, and this time the lucky lady (Sabrina) is a big fan of The Little Mermaid. Her boyfriend Robert wanted to incorporate the movie into the ring design as a reminder of one of her favorite childhood memories.
For this ring’s design, Takayas wanted to play with the idea of subtly capturing the “under the sea” look. He created the band out of two 14K white gold mermaid tails and used the fins as the ring’s setting for the 1.02 ct aquamarine.
The biggest challenge was making the tails look as if they were moving in water, rather than rigidly holding the center stone in place. To create the appearance of organic underwater movement, Takayas designed the tails’ fins to twist and curve around the aquamarine. If you look closely, the tips of the fins form the ring’s prongs.
We love the subtle elegance of this design. Needless to say, Sabrina said “yes”.