NightRider Jewelry's "Royal Blood Lion" Ring Design Featured on FOX'S Reality Singing Competition TV Show "Masked Singer"
The Hit TV Show's Costume Designer Takes Not-So-Subtle Inspiration from Phoenix Area Artist and Jewelry Designer
Fans of NightRider Jewelry have not missed the obvious similarities between The Lion costume featured on the show and the popular Royal Blood Lion, the signature ring created by artist Nick Ballantyne and added to the NightRider Jewelry Jawbone Collection in 2014. The show's elaborate lion costume features a glittering mask that recreates many of the ring's details from the gleaming gold, to the distinctive sweeps of the lion's mane, the facial expression, and the pattern of the gemstone settings.
The discovery that Marina Toybina, the Emmy award-winning costume designer for Fox Television's Masked Singer (and a former Phoenix resident), had paid homage to their work on the hit show initially ruffled the Chandler, Arizona based jewelry company. However, after having seen their Royal Blood Lion design in a larger-than-
Artist and NightRider Jewelry co-founder Nick Ballantyne, upon seeing images of both Toybina's concept sketch and the resulting lion costume, quipped "The real question here is, who is that masked singer?
About NightRider Jewelry: NightRider Jewelry was founded in 2006 with the idea that jewelry could do better. Be made in America. Created by hand. Brought to life by true artisans. Designed with passion, attention to detail, and pride. With three retail locations in Scottsdale AZ, Denver CO, and now Honolulu HI, admirers range from stars like Alice Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Johnny Depp, to military veterans and the rock 'n' roll crowd. Insiders have long known NightRider Jewelry to be the go-to place if your jewelry tastes lean more towards biker-chic than dainty baubles.
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