Strictly for Star Trek-crossed lovers only… Jeweller designs Enterprise-inspired engagement ring for Trekkies to propose with
22:30 GMT, 12 June 2012
For the Trekkie couple, there could be no more appropriate way to propose.
An designer has come up with a Star Trek-inspired engagement ring, in the shape of the Starfleet insignia.
Available in silver, white gold or yellow gold, the VaLa Jewellery creation is set with a 3mm brilliant white sapphire in lieu of a diamond.
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The unlikely choice of gemstone is not to cut costs, though.
According to CBC News, an episode in the original Star Trek series explains that synthetic technology makes the sapphire a common stone.
Having said that, at $500, it does ring in cheaper than the average engagement ring.
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Designer Valerie Lazutina, from Toronto,
Canada, explained that she came up with the design thanks to a
commission from a client in March.
She told the Huffington Post: 'He wanted to propose to [his girlfriend] at the Sci-fi Convention in Colorado in
front of Jonathan Frakes [Commander William T Riker in Star
Trek: The Next Generation].
'He sent me
some photos with the initial design ideas that he had. From that point
on we worked together and came up with this final Star Trek insignia
Enterprising idea: The ring matches the insignia of the Star Trek costumes, as seen in this publicity photo for Star Trek – The Next Generation
She has since received several other requests for Star Trek rings, from as far afield as Australia, where a customer requested a version for their daughter's 21st birthday gift.
She is not averse to other such inspired commissions either.
'I am completely open to the client's
ideas and I work with these ideas to make the ring that is just as
special as the couple to be engaged,' she said.