|The Turian Collar
"She wore the Turian collar, rather
than the common slave collar.
The Turian collar
lies loosely on the girl, a round ring; it fits so loosely that,
when grasped in a
man's fist, the girl can turn within it;
The common Gorean
collar, on the other hand, is a flat, snugly fitting steel band.
Both collars lock in
the back, behind the girl's neck. The Turian collar is more
to engrave, but it,
like the flat collar, will bear some legend assuring that the girl,
if found, will be
promptly returned to her master."
NOMADS OF GOR, Pg. 29
The History behind Ring of Steel®
making collars back in the late 1990's when my friend Dreamer
asked me to help him design and fabricate a Gorean type slave collar,
specifically one made out of 3/8 inch round steel. There were flat
available to the followers of "The Chronicles of Gor" but none in the
Turian style mentioned in that popular book series by John Norman.
had the inspiration at a hardware store while looking at rods for
project. Discussing his idea in my shop, we came up with this elegantly
simple and original design. At first Dreamer was involved in the
of these collars. I started by hand bending the rods and then machining
two halves, Dreamer took over to do the final finishing. Those early
were for his personal use or he gave them as gifts to his many
was so much interest in this Turian type collar that in 1999, Dreamer
decided to create "Dreamstrike" and more specifically "The
Bazaar" to sell
them over the Internet. It was a very short step to make a smaller
of these collars and sell them as cuffs.We were never very aggressive
our sales approach, in fact I was not involved at all. Things have
since those early days, while I still make items for Dreamstrike,
has helped set up Ring of Steel®, so that I can sell my creations
on my own.
Out of respect for John Norman, who is the original creator of the
Turian collar, I always referred to them as Turian Style collars.
Now you know "the rest of the story" and can be secure in the knowledge
that you are purchasing an original, not a poorly
Ring of Steel® sells unique Heavy Metal Jewelry and is not intended
but geared more toward Gorean, Gothic, Skaters, BD/SM or anyone that
the look and feel of quality hand made industrial type jewelry with
All items are hand-made by me, one at a time, after the order is placed
mass produced. Each customer is treated personally. Each item is made
to take a lot
of "punishment" but should be used as unique jewelry or fantasy role