Pikachu engagement rings make for ‘shocking’ proposals
INQUIRER.net / 06:18 PM July 13, 2018
Pikachu engagement and wedding rings may leave a shocking impression as Pokémon fans tell their significant other, “I choose you.”
Thanks to the enduring popularity of Pokémon and its de-facto mascot Pikachu, Japanese accessory maker U-Treasure decided to create special-edition Pikachu engagement and wedding rings for the truly dedicated Pokémon trainers who decide to hunt Pokémon together for the rest of their lives, as reported in PR Times via SoraNews24.
The Pikachu Electric Motif Ring for engagement features Pikachu holding a diamond in its paws while a lightning bolt partially wraps around the wave-like ring.
The wedding ring, listed as Electric Motif Pair Ring-Women’s Version, does away with big diamond in the center and replaces it with a smaller one embedded in the middle of a lighting bolt for the women’s ring. A small running Pickachu also appears to be connected to the lighting bolt. The male version still has the similar lightning bolt, but has a more subdued carving.
The rings’ wires are designed to complement each other as bride and groom would. The shape and Pikachu carvings will not get in the way of each other should the bride prefer to wear both rings at the same time.
To complete the Pokémon wedding experience, U-Treasure threw in a Poké Ball Accessory Case to house the engagement ring as one trainer pops the question to presumably another trainer.
These special rings will go on sale starting July 27. Customers may configure the appearance by mixing and matching the colors platinum, yellow gold, white and yellow gold. They may also go for solid colors of white gold, yellow gold and platinum.
Prices will vary depending on the chosen configuration ranging from 73,000 to 115,000 yen (about P35,000 to P55,000) for the wedding rings. The engagement rings will cost between 88,000 and 135,000 yen (about P42,000 to P64,000). The Poké Ball case on its own will be priced at 12,960 yen (P6,000). Alfred Bayle /ra