Dante Di­zon

Hong Kong Tatler Weddings - - KEEPSAKES -

Di­zon co-founded Manila-based be­spoke jew­eller 13 Lucky Mon­key with Noli Coron­ado. The de­sign duo spe­cialise in edgy hand­crafted pieces in sil­ver and brass with de­signs in­spired by tat­toos, biker cul­ture and re­li­gious iconog­ra­phy. Their cus­tom­made wear­able sculp­tures, in­clud­ing the sig­na­ture Skull rings, are re­tailed at their work­shop in Manila, Dover Street Mar­ket in Ginza, Tokyo, and on­line. 13luck­y­mon­key.com

“Get­ting en­gaged is one of the big­gest mo­ments in one’s life, so it’s some­thing we take to heart—pun in­tended. For this de­sign, I chose the Sa­cred Heart, a revered sym­bol of divine love in Catholi­cism. Burn­ing pas­sion is sym­bol­ised by the flame, while the golden thorns rep­re­sent the hurt you may sub­ject your­self to by giv­ing your heart en­tirely. I find de­sign­ing en­gage­ment rings tougher than nor­mal rings be­cause through this ring you’re com­mu­ni­cat­ing a very im­por­tant mes­sage, and you just need that oomph and im­pact. Or­di­nary, hum­drum de­signs don’t have a place.”

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