STEAMPUNK GEAR RINGS 

 

Each one of these rings are created in their own unique way using vintage watch movements making every ring completely different.

We tailor make every single ring to suit your individual needs.

Additional finishes such as rose gold or wood can be added to the ring in order to create something truly special.

THESE RINGS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FROM TIME TO TIME.

Finding vintage watches with proper movements is like finding a needle in a haystack. Modern watches simply don't have what it takes. On average we use 3 old watches to make one ring.

WHAT IS STEAMPUNK:

 

Steampunk is the most famous new trend that you've never heard of. To those in the know it's been around for years. For others, it's "Steam what?" 

It's certainly not new. The first steampunk (SP) convention took place in 2006: and the word was actually added to The Oxford English Dictionary last year. But it's yet to hit the media or the mainstream. To me it feels like emo did in the mid-Noughties, just before it broke big: when you could see queues round the block for underground Emo gigs but no-one in the media was talking about it.

So what the hell is steampunk? The term itself comes from science fiction novels. It was allegedly coined by author Kevin Jeter as a way of distinguishing him and fellow tetro-tech sci-fi writers from future-loving "cyberpunks" like William Gibson. But it's grown into a whole visual style, and even a philosophy. It's all about mixing old and new: fusing the usability of modern technology with the design aesthetic and philosophy of the Victorian age. Or as US young fiction author Caitlin Kittredge put it: "It's sort of Victorian-industrial, but with more whimsy and fewer orphans..." 

In its glibbest sense, it can be seen as a way of giving your personal technology a goth make-over. Imagine a top of the range computer pimped out to look like an old typewriter, or an iPhone dock that lets you answer your phone using an old brass and wood receiver. But at its deepest, it's a whole way of looking and living: and a colourful protest against the inexorable advance of technology itself. And it's a trend that's sneaking its way into loads of different sectors: from fashion to film, interior design to video games.

Here are a few more examples of our Steampunk Gear Rings

SUPERIOR

TITANIUM RINGS

MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

PROUDLY MANUFACTURED IN SOUTH AFRICA