Legendary jewelers The Great Frog, synonymous with the rock and roll scene since 1972, are preparing to launch the first of four official IRON MAIDEN rings with “Powerslave Eddie” ahead of the band’s “The Book Of Souls” 2016 tour.
The Great Frog, now in its 43rd year as the go-to brand for alternative, high-end jewelry, have handcrafted a series of four solid sterling silver rings to be released over the next 12 months in collaboration with IRON MAIDEN.
The first design in the collection, “Powerslave Eddie”, is named after IRON MAIDEN’s iconic mascot of the “Powerslave” album era and features the mummified Eddie on the band’s celebrated1984-1985 “World Slavery Tour” artwork. It will be available to buy from November 6.
Each ring is unique and will be individually numbered with an authentication certificate signed by The Great Frog designer Reino Lehtonen-Riley included with every purchase.
The Great Frog have had a long-standing relationship with the band; in 1983 the London jewelers were asked by IRON MAIDEN’s lead singer Bruce Dickinson to produce a one-off Eddie belt buckle ahead of the “Powerslave” tour. Unusually, this was carved straight into brass rather than traditional wax carving The Great Frog use to produce its jewelry.
With approval and close scrutiny from IRON MAIDEN’s management, this has been a dream come true for lifetime IRON MAIDEN fan and The Great Frog owner Reino Lehtonen-Riley, who spent many childhood (and adult) years drawing the stunning IRON MAIDEN album cover art.
The Great Frog have previously launched official licensed rings with MOTÖRHEAD, SLAYER and ANTHRAX.
For more information, visit www.thegreatfroglondon.com.