Dragon Ball and Legend of Zelda Hybrid Mens Ring

 
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Takayas Custom Jewelry Dragon Ball Ring Render Front
Takayas Custom Jewelry Dragon Ball Ring Render Front

When Rachel couldn't decide between a Dragon Ball ring and Zelda ring for an anniversary present, we were enthusiastic at the prospect of designing a custom band that found a way to meld both her husband's favorite anime and game.

Takayas Custom Jewelry Dragon Ball Ring Designing
Takayas Custom Jewelry Dragon Ball Ring Designing

She 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.

Takayas Custom Jewelry Dragon Ball Ring Assembling
Takayas Custom Jewelry Dragon Ball Ring Assembling

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 Custom Jewelry Dragon Ball Ring Render Side
Takayas Custom Jewelry Dragon Ball Ring Render Side

After re-watching more than a few episodes of Dragon Ball from his teenage years (all for research purposes, of course), 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.

Takayas Custom Jewelry Dragon Ball Ring Box
Takayas Custom Jewelry Dragon Ball Ring Box

It was a ton of fun creating this Dragon Ball ring for Rachel. We wish these two many more joy-filled anniversaries to come!