“It was amazing to create a ring with a specific purpose, with an implicit undercurrent of violence. To make it look like a part of Ravenna’s armor and also beautiful at the same time,” says Azagury-Partridge.

Real life ladies looking to mimic the tough queen look can place a special order for the ring at the designer’s Madison Avenue boutique (it can also be custom made with precious stones). Young maiden’s heart not included.

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