Lupe Stingray Stinger Ring Band
Wearing confidence like a well-aged leather jacket, the Lupe Stingray Stinger ring band is the perfect example of strength in simplicity. A seemingly minimalist band for men or women – upon closer inspection reveals the many complex barbs of a stinger. Stingers represent a calm independence and confidence – stingrays are unassuming, but get pushy with one and it can deliver quite a memorable blow!
Lupe – Hawaiian Broad Stingray
The Hawaiian broad stingray is a gentle, non-aggressive ray endemic to Hawai‘i. Most stingrays have one or more barbed stingers on their tail that can deliver powerful neurotoxins. These are used exclusively in self-defense. The stinger may reach a length around 35 cm (14 in), and their tails are twice the length of their bodies. Once broken off, the stingers grow back fairly quickly. Their Hawaiian name is ‘lupe’ which translates to ‘kite’, named for their diamond shaped bodies. These shy creatures prefer sandy bottoms at least 15m to over 300m deep, and we usually find them half buried in the sand.