Some time ago a young man named Sam contacted me to ask if I could re-create a ring for him. Searching the image, I learned it is a ring worn by rock star Matt Bellamy, who turns out to be my June 9th birthday twin, but who I had never heard of before finding the ring (yeah- I am a bit divorced from popular culture).
Bellamy seems to have been given this ring in the 2001 Asia tour, and wore the ring constantly between January 2001 through the summer of 2002. It shows in photos of him, and in videos of his performances. The ring has also been featured in multiple paintings of Bellamy. Apparently the story is that a fan in Tokyo gave this ring to him.
From what I am told, fans have searched for the ring without luck. To the best of my knowledge no one knows the name of the original artist. It seems crazy- if anyone loves a performer enough to give them jewelry, and the jewelry itself becomes famous, one would think that person would make themselves known. I wonder if she is known in her home country of Japan, and we are only having language issues. Can anyone offer any information about the original artist?
Moving forward, Sam didn't have the budget to pay even for the costs of creating the original CAD, printing the wax, and making molds and models, so without really thinking it through, I posted here to see if anyone else wants the one, and soon had a second fan, Ben, who has been searching for the ring. And now there are more. A few more people have found this and flipped out over finally finding the ring.
Regarding the first actual rings: while making the CAD (3D computer model), consensus was that the top appears to be three parts, but is actually one part, which I think will wear better than three. Also, when I first looked at the ring I thought it was on leather or rubber, but am now told it was rope. You can see the CAD image in the pictures here, and at last - the actual ring!
This ring is priced in starling silver and rope. It can also be priced in platinum or any carat of gold.
Well, are you ready to have this on your hand?
Coming soon - an all metal version of this ring!