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Star Trek engagement ring… for the ultimate fangirl

June 13th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Looking for that special gift for the Star Trek fan in your life who has everything? Well now it’s easy, get them to agree to marry you then buy this…

We may have found that perfect gift for the Trekkie in your life. Valerie Lazutina who runs Etsy Shop  has designed an engagement ring modeled after the famous Starfleet insignia.
The insignia is instantly recognisable – even to non-fans –  and is certainly an alternative take on the second most important ring you’ll ever wear.
The  ring is available in sterling silver, 14K white gold or yellow gold via VaLa Jewellery, and is “studded with a 3mm round brilliant white sapphire. Why not a diamond? According to CBC News, sapphires are commonplace gemstones in the fictional series, which makes a white sapphire much more fitting than a diamond. (With a starting price of $500, not only does a sapphire better suit the Trekkie theme, but lack of diamond also makes the ring fairly affordable compared to others on the market.)” write the Huffington Post.
Lazutina told HuffPost Weddings that she designed the ring for a client who wanted a Star Trek-inspired engagement ring for his girlfriend: “He wanted to propose to her at the Sci-fi Convention in Colorado in front of Jonathan Frakes, Commander William T. Riker on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.
The rest, as they say, is history and the ring is now available for everyone after she received numerous other requests…

Marriage… the final frontier

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….