I usually feature my newest design as the Jewel of the Month, but for March, I was inspired to take another look at an old favorite.
After struggling home through snow and sleet this evening, I was happy to throw myself into FitzRoy the cat’s favorite chair and watch a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7 marathon on Pivot TV. Coincidentally, today my right-hand woman Eryn posted our first Instagram video of my one-of-a-kind 18K gold Vampire Diana ring with the removable silver stake. Thanks to our friend Grace for the excellent modeling job!
The #WendyBrandes Vampire Diana ring is 18K yellow gold, with a removable sterling silver “stake.” Perfect for #VampireDiaries, #Buffy, and #Twilight fans looking for a little luxe. Or as @thejewelryaltar pointed out around Valentine’s Day, a punctured heart could be the ultimate #statementring for a happy divorcee! #LoveGold #instavideo #video
I can’t believe I never did a video of this ring before. I’d always had great still photos, including this one showing the piece assembled …
… and this one, showing what happens after you pull the stake out …
… but I’d never shown it in action.
This design concept came from another Buffy binge in 2010. The Billy Idol-style vampire Spike was always my favorite character on that show (if you’ve watched the show, you know the joke is that Billy Idol stole his style from Spike).
I liked the sensitive/troubled/helpful Spike who emerged later in the show, but Spike being evil — or at least a little sassy — was always the most fun.
I decided to do some Spike-worthy pieces, starting with a non-mechanical version of the ring all in silver with a blackened-silver stake.
I still have one silver vampire stake necklace with “wood” details available for immediate delivery.
I might make more of the silver stake necklaces in the future too, but there’s only going to be one gold ring. I currently have it on sale on my site, but I’m going to put it back up to the regular price by the end of this week because it is a supernaturally special piece and I was clearly deranged when I marked it down. In other words, act quickly if you want to get it for less!
You don’t have to be a Buffy or Spike fan to wear this fab ring, of course. It’s good for Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, True Blood and all other vamp fans. As a bonus, if you happen to run into an unfriendly, unhandsome real-life vampire, you can whip out that little silver stake to defend yourself. Stay safe from bloodsucking fiends and look good — no garlic breath required!