Final Fantasy XIV Hraesvelgr Ring

 
FFXIV Hraesvelgr great wyrm inspired ring by Takayas custom jewelry
FFXIV Hraesvelgr great wyrm inspired ring by Takayas custom jewelry

Claudia originally worked with Takayas to create a custom pair of Soul Crystal earrings, based on her Final Fantasy XIV character's two main job classes: Bard and Paladin.

Claudia's custom Soul Crystal Earrings by Takayas Custom Jewelry
Claudia's custom Soul Crystal Earrings by Takayas Custom Jewelry

She loved her special earrings so much that she decided to treat herself to another custom piece based on Final Fantasy, a game which has played a large role in her life since she was young.

Claudia's character "Cloudy", playing as a Bard
Claudia's character "Cloudy", playing as a Bard
Claudia's character "Cloudy", playing as a Paladin
Claudia's character "Cloudy", playing as a Paladin

This time, she requested a ring that not only incorporated soul crystals, but also winged dragons/creatures, and the comet from the FFXIV logo.

FFXIV logo reference for the comet design element
FFXIV logo reference for the comet design element
Hraesvelgr, a great wyrm from Final Fantasy XIV
Hraesvelgr, a great wyrm from Final Fantasy XIV

Since Claudia preferred ring designs that were not very wide, the challenge became incorporating all of these design requests into a narrower style that would look good on her hand.

Takayas played around with a few different design ideas, envisioning a variety of ways to include some or all of her requests, finally landing on one particular concept that Claudia absolutely loved.

CAD rendering of Hraesvelgr inspired wings, with comet symbol in the center, by Takayas Custom Jewelry
CAD rendering of Hraesvelgr inspired wings, with comet symbol in the center, by Takayas Custom Jewelry
Top view wire frame rendering of Hraesvelgr inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry
Top view wire frame rendering of Hraesvelgr inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry
CAD rendering of Hraesvelgr inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry
CAD rendering of Hraesvelgr inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry

The main design element for Claudia's ring is based on the unique feathery wings of Hraesvelgr, a great wyrm of the First Brood. Takayas used her favorite soul crystals, Bard and Paladin, on either side of the ring as a transition from the wings to the tapered band. He also incorporated the FFXIV logo's comet symbol on either side of the center stone, framed by the dragon wings, which created a lovely opening to show off more of the stone.

top view of FFXIV Hraesvelgr inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry
top view of FFXIV Hraesvelgr inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry
side view of FFXIV Hraesvelgr inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry
side view of FFXIV Hraesvelgr inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry
front view of FFXIV Hraesvelgr inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry
front view of FFXIV Hraesvelgr inspired ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry

"Wow it is a beautiful design! I love how the comet allows the center of the stone to be seen, and the soul crystals are perfectly placed. I'm glad he's a fan of Hraesvelgr!"

For the center stone, Claudia left the choice of color/size/shape up to Takayas and was very happy with the round blue topaz he selected for her, saying, " I think he chose a perfect color. In the game there is actually a mother crystal - Hydaelyn that is blue as well (fun fact)."

Hydaelyn mother stone
Hydaelyn mother stone

We love how happy Claudia is with her special ring design and look forward to working with her again in the future.