Kingdom Hearts Paopu Fruit Engagement Ring

 
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It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since we created our first Kingdom Hearts engagement ring. Since then, we've been delighted to received Keyblade ring requests of all types from Destiny's Embrace to Divine Rose.

This custom 14K white gold and diamond engagement ring we created for Jefferson and Maria is based on the same Oathkeeper as our previous ring but with a different take on the Keyblade.

For their ring, Jefferson wanted to find a way to do a different spin on the Oathkeeper design that also incorporated the game's Paopu Fruit into the setting.

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In the sample Paopu Fruit image Jefferson provided, the fruit had a puffiness to it so Takayas started by designing the star shape with a little dimension.

He thought about using only the star part for the diamond's setting, but in the end, he decided to keep the leaf because he thought it was symbolically important to the Paopu fruit.

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designing-paopu-fruit-oathkeeper-ring-2

Since the wings were an iconic part of the Oathkeeper's design, Takayas kept the feathered guard aspect, but he changed the wings' orientation. This also helped to draw the eye's focus up toward the diamond.

The band is a knife edge style to help to slim down the ring and add an elegance to the design.

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In order to create all of the fine lines in the ring's feathered section, Takayas built the ring's feathers in CAD, but he defined them further after casting using a hand engraver.

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To add a little playfulness to the Paopu Fruit, Takayas used a high polish on most of the ring, but he left the surface a little rough near the leaf's middle section to mimic the veins in a real leaf stem.

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Since he didn't use the Keyblade hilt on the main shank, Takayas decided to create a mirror reflection of the Oathkeeper's hilt on the ring's under gallery. The hilt also curves up into the Paopu fruit setting.

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We're happy to report Maria said yes! Afterwards, they were sweet enough to send photos.

Receiving engagement pictures is one of our favorite parts about designing wedding jewelry.

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jefferson-and-maria
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maria-wearing-oathkeeper-ring
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maria-paopu-fruit-ring-setting

Wishing them both a lifetime of happiness together!