GALATEA: MEN'S "DRAGON" RING FROM THE CAPITAN COLLECTION
"The Dragon” Ring in Oxidized Sterling Silver & 14K Gold with Diamonds
In the Capitan Collection of fine jewelry for men, this ring stands out. The Dragon and The Lion are our two best-sellers. Not just among men's rings, but among our entire line! This standout ring is one you'll be proud to wear indeed.
- A key with an eye-shaped head and two “L” letters.
- A book of wisdom with a seed, a plant and a flower.
- A dragon with a secret scroll in its talons.
A key symbolizes the freedom to unlock anything that stands before us. The head of the key is in the shape of an eye, and this eye holds the Earth. We look through our eyes but not many can see. The world exists only through our perceptions. Therefore, the love, hate, happiness, sorrow, beauty and ugliness in the world only exist in our eyes. We decide which of these things we want to see.
The two “L” letters mirror each other and can unlock the difficulties in our lives. One “L” is for “Love.” The other “L” is for “Laughter.”
The book symbolizes knowledge and wisdom. There is so much knowledge from the past that one can easily suffer from intellectual greed. But the secret of life is in the seed. The seed does not know that it will become a tree. A tree does not know that it bears flowers. And a flower does not know that it will give rise to fruit and seeds. The new seeds continue the circle of life. They have no past or future. This is life itself unfolding through the seasons, fearlessly being and becoming.
The dragon symbolizes the enlightened one, and he holds a secret scroll. I do not know what is written on it. Only the dragon knows, and only you know. The secret lies within you, and only you can discover it.
Engraved on the inside of this ring is the Latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum,” which means “Out of many, one.” This ring is designed for the man who dares to become.
-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.