When Rachel couldn’t decide between a Dragon Ball ring and Zelda ring for an anniversary present, Takayas Custom Jewelry was enthusiastic at the prospect of designing a custom band that found a way to meld both her husband’s favorite anime show and Nintendo video game. And thus created was a ring to rule all rings – the Dragon Ball and Legend of Zelda Hybrid ring!
Rachel decided she wanted ring to have the Dragon Ball elements on one half of the band, the Zelda elements on the other half, and the two designs to merge in the middle as a hybrid nod to each series. Check out how Takayas was able to meld the two properties together flawlessly after the break:
According to Takayas:
“Creating a ring with multiple un-related series or characters can be difficult because sometimes the finished piece will look off-balanced as a result of trying to meld two series’ completely different design styles. Takayas knew he wanted to use Link’s Hylian Shield on one half of the ring and King Kai’s Kai-yo symbol on the other because they were two very symmetrical symbols, but he wasn’t sure how to make the two series come together.”
Takayas came up with the idea to use the dragon Shenron as the centerpiece for the band. Even though the dragon balls and triforce were from different series, they both contained the power to grant the wish of the person who found them. Thus, Takayas designed Shenron to hold the five star Dragon Ball in his right claw and the triforce in his left claw.
The craftsmanship and attention to detail is apparent in the final product. And you can tell that Takayas went to great lengths to not only please their customer, but to make a lasting piece that honors both geek properties, and the lucky couple.
If you would like to contact Takayas, you are welcome to send them an inquiry, and they will be happy to give you a quote for your own custom Dragon Ball ring tailored to your requests. Takayas loves taking on all kinds of geek related jewelry related projects!