Final Fantasy 8 Squall Griever Ring V2 in Stainless Steel Made to Order
This is a handmade stainless steel ring based on Squall Leonhart's from Final Fantasy 8, but version 2.0. Same dimensions as the first one, but sharper and better! The ring in the image was carved in wax that was then cast in sterling silver for my customer who had requested it. The top is 12 mm wide, and the design at it's thickest is 4 mm high, but hollowed out underneath. The shank is 7mm wide and 2mm thick.
Stainless steel is an affordable material to create hypoallergenic jewellery for those sensitive to costume jewellery. Stainless steel is a tougher material than gold and silver and is ideal for everyday wear for those that are hard on your jewellery. The stainless steel I use is 316L grade to make sure you get no allergic reactions as 316L grade stainless steel is nickel free, lead free and cadmium free. More over, stainless steel is water resistant and doesn't tarnish and doesn't required a lot of care. It does take more work to finish pieces cast in stainless steel and can take longer to get cast, so the processing time is 1-2 weeks depending on the caster.
I made this design from a request from a fellow fan, and is this was the result. The ring in the image was carved in wax that I've been working on that was then cast in sterling silver. The design is based on the Sleeping Lion, also known as Griever, motif, a signature of Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy 8. Squall also wears a ring featuring a profile of Griever's head along with a wing along its side. Rinoa Heartilly expresses interest in this ring and ends up possessing it, wearing it next to her own ring through a chain around her neck. Eventually Squall allows her to keep it.