“Where is the ducal signet ring?” the Baron demanded. “His finger is bare.”
“The Sardaukar say it was not on him when he was taken, my Lord,” the guard captain said.
The Atreides ducal ring is one of the things Baron Vladimir Harkonnen covets. Acquiring this object signifies the completion of his House’s kanly or vendetta against House Atreides–a trophy after he kills Duke Leto I and his heir apparent, Paul. I’m a collector myself, and I have to say, those are heavy prerequisites to collecting a tiny ring.
Not only is the ring a symbol of office, but also a seal to mark the Duke’s official communication.
I’ll be casting this one in resin, but I also plan to have this cast in bronze, with the gemstone with the Atreides signet impression done in carnelian, a semi-precious red mineral.