Took me about two months to finish this one. Had a hell of a lot of detail to work out and I wanted to make it exactly perfect or Patrick, my awesome client. This was all about the badge. We worked a design together that would be definitively NEW YORK for the shank and wouldn’t compete with the shape of the badge. It’s a big ring, like I like ’em. I’ve been toying with the idea of offering a shield line of rings for cops and other law enforcement agencies, but the problem has always been that for the most part you can by cheaper, mass-prodcued rings depicting simple agency shields and insignia. But Patrick’s idea was so personal and his emphasis on the badge looking substantial was such that I couldn’t pass on this project. We also worked in his service years onto the side and his initials on the back. The result is a super heavy piece unlike any other cop rings I’ve been able to find out there. Solid sterling too. Gonna please, I can tell you that.