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Latest Blog: | 12th Feb 2016

Sun Wukong the Monkey King & Chinese Dragon

This engraving is the result of a signet ring commission given to us recently to combine Sun Wukong, the Monkey King from the famous Chinese legend, and the Chinese Dragon, seen as a symbol of good luck. The challenge was to include such detailed characters in such a small area. The signet ring face itself is only 16mm in height. On first glimpse the engraving appears almost abstract, however under close study the detail of the signet ring can be discerned. The detail of the engraving work only truly becomes clear in the wax impression.

Our engraver Morgan Morey started by mocking up the design to combine the 2 characters in a way that would make the most of the signet ring face. Click Ring Image for Detail

Further reading about the Monkey King's myth and legend with this article.

Sun Wukong Monkey King and Chinese Dragon Ring

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Blog by Adrian Otten on the 12th Feb 2015 | with Dexter Rings since 1999

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