legends of the ring

Rudolph Valentino’s Ring

Rudolph Valentino was considered one of the greatest silent film actors in Hollywood. In the 1920s, during the peak of his success, he bough a ring from a jeweler that ended up changing his life. Legend has it that Valentino showed the ring to one of his friends, his friend had a vision of Valentino as pale and lifeless.

The next few movies that he did, all flopped in the box office and 6 years later he died. Valentino’s lover became ill after wearing the ring, which derailed her career for years to come. Russ Colombo, who played Valentino in a biography about his life, wore the ring and died in a shooting accident just a few days later. Finally, a man named Joe Casino bought the ring but decided not to wear it until he thought the curse was lifted. But even after waiting several years to put it on, the curse remained. Casino died within a week of putting on the ring. 

Today, the whereabouts of the cursed ring are unknown.

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Gymnastics Legends (Part 1/): Kohei Uchimura, the greatest male gymnast of all time

  • the first gymnast, male or female, to sweep the major all around titles (Worlds & Olympics) in a quad (he has completed this feat twice)
  • 7 Olympic medals and 19 World medals
  • 6x All Around World Champion (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015) and 2x All Around Olympic Champion (2012, 2016)
  • 3x Olympic Champion and 10x World Champion
  • has been a world champion in the high bar, floor exercise, and parallel bars
  • competed a total of 23 routines at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo (AA in TQ, TF, and AA final + 5 event finals)
  • 3x recipient of the Longines Prize for Elegance
  • 10x Japanese National All Around Champion (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
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So, a Water Tribe Betrothal Necklace is, traditionally, a hand-carved piece of jewelry given by a bride-to-be’s intended. It’s clear that a very traditional theme to have is a sense of roundness. This is shown by the first four necklaces shown.

The bottom two, Bolin’s, and Kya’s, differ highly from this, making them non-traditional. Now Bolin’s makes sense in the context we’re given from the show. Eska was shown to be slightly deranged and didn’t understand that Bolin wanted to get out of their relationship. The heavy-gothic themes help to show the dread, despair, and chain-like quality Bolin must feel. Despite this though, it still features a somewhat-round centerpiece like the traditional necklaces do.

But, Kya’s is also different. We found out via Word of God that Kya is LGBTA+. If she’s wearing a necklace, does this mean that her (assumed) wife carved it for her? Did Kya carve out one similarly for her wife? 

I like to assume that the design Kya wears also symbolizes how her relationship is non-traditional, just as her necklace is.

Also don’t picture Korra and/or Asami carving and giving the other a necklace.

Ring- Leonard Snart

Originally posted by thoughtsfromaclutteredbrain

Pairing: Leonard Snart x Reader

Characters: Leonard Snart

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Word Count: 443

Author: Charlotte

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