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La Fierte (pride) - For Men by tidalkraken La Fierte (pride) - For Men by tidalkraken
The men's version of La Fierte. Really, both designs are pretty much unisex, so I'm just classifying them as men's / women's rings for the sake of simplicity with this set.

Modeled in Maya.
Rendered in Blender Cycles.
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Meggymber82 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful ^_^
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Tux-Edo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I LOVE IT!

Are you planning on having these mass produced? If yes, how much do you think they'll run for?
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tidalkraken Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
At the moment mass production hasn't been considered and likely won't. Small scale production, however, is a possibility because I happen to have contacts in the jewelry world that can get these made for under wholesale cost.

Unfortunately that also means that one ring could cost anywhere between 1400$ to 2500$ due to materials.
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eaglehooves Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I can't decide which I like more. The clouds were nice, but so are the lightening bolts. They both work pretty well.

It's nice seeing a good simplistic (for lack of a better word) men's ring. My experience with rings comes entirely from trying to order a class ring, and wondering why they were all so huge. "Doing more with less" is what I think I'm looking for.

Also, knowing they both could go either way clears things up a little. I thought the other version looked a bit like a woman's ring, but I wasn't quite sure. The "SO MUCH WANT" said otherwise.

I'd echo the throwing money at you, but even brass and glass gems would make me double check my balance before ordering. Maybe someday....
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tidalkraken Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm very glad that you like the designs. With the initial feedback I was getting on La Fierte, I was worried I'd strayed too far off the beaten path. The goal is still to make jewelry that is reminiscent of the show/fandom but also inconspicuous to someone who has never seen/heard of it.

One of my general design rules is that rounded curves are more feminine, and sharp angles are more masculine. Furthermore, given how much ambiguity the fandom loves to attach to RBD, and the nature of military rings, it was difficult for me to make something that was purely feminine or purely masculine. I hope I found a happy balance between the two.
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NightMareNight90 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Shut up and take my money
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NightMareNight90 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
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ddrkreature Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
SO MUCH WANT!!!
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Murdoc1905 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*throws Money at you* Give give give!!
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tidalkraken Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If, by some miracle, I actually get my rings made, they'd unfortunately be pretty expensive.

My issue is my pride. I COULD just have them 3D printed, create an injection mold, and sell cheap crappy brass replicas with glass gems, but I -really- wouldn't want to do that. Gold, white gold, topaz, ruby, sapphire... expensive, but the overall effect would be absolutely priceless.
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Murdoc1905 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea, well you could make two different types? tbh it would make one hell of an engagement or wedding ring. I know I was thinking that, because screw tradition! i want awesome!!
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Fifth--Element Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Yes, I like this design. The thunderbolts on the sides of the stones definitely accentuate it, and I like how the design repeats itself. Though both rings can be unisex, I'd say that the difference in design of the ring itself definitely makes a distinction between which is more masculine and feminine (the thunderbolts versus the clouds, it seems.)

Though I'd still like to see a version with parallelogram-shaped gems, I realize the limitations that are imposed in ring design. Nice design nonetheless.
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tidalkraken Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Originally i was considering going the standard route and making the male ring full as opposed to cut-out like my women's rings, but the design worked too well as an open-face tribal style.

I'll get a render of the one you're after by tonight hopefully. Still gotta finish the workday.
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Fifth--Element Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
That's good to hear. I can't wait to see the second design.
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