GALATEA: MEN'S "RISING DRAGON" RING FROM THE CAPITAN COLLECTION
"The Rising Dragon” Ring in Oxidized Sterling Silver & 14K Gold with Diamond
- A fox
- A lion
- A dragon
A fox symbolizes intelligence and cleverness. In our youth, we believe we will out-fox the Universe. We wander, we search, we seek, we dream of the impossible--even going as far as to think we can conquer the world but this is not enough. This is when the lion in us is born. The lion symbolizes strength, courage, ambition and ego and will kill anything standing in its way to preserve its own being.
The fox and the lion have wandered restlessly, roaming the world, conquering the land and sitting on the mountain top. The fox is tired and so is the lion. They say to each other that this abundant wilderness is more than they need. “We only need to eat three times a day and we will die like everyone else,” they tell one another. Then they smile contently.
This is when the fox sleeps, the lion rests and the dragon rises.
-Chi Galatea Huynh
About the Capitan Collection:
These rings were created to salute the captain in every man. A “captain” is defined as a leader, a person who takes charge. He is the one who protects, who enters the unknown first for the benefit of crew or clan and does so with dedication and love.
These are men's rings that celebrate the most important elements in a man's life: Loyalty, Beauty, Wisdom, Honor, Family, Hope, Strength and Love. The inspiration for my designs came from ancient Japanese Samurai swords maker, Unno Moritoshi.
Years ago, I saw an exhibit of such artifacts at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was moved by the strength, love and dedication it took to create these instruments. So much artistry was required to decorate these swords--swords of honor yet also weapons of war and death--with delicately inlaid symbols.
Today, each ring in The Capitan Collection contains small elements and talismans that are forged, like the ancient swords that came before them, into deeply oxidized Sterling silver and 14k yellow gold.
With each ring, a legend is told and unfolds. And yet, like most good tales, the story of a man's life continues as the Universe moves forward. This is the never-ending story, the beauty of Life in all its mysteries. This is what I give you with The Capitan Collection.