Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Suborder: Incirrina
Family: Octopodidae
Subfamily: Octopodinae
Species: Octopus vulgaris, the Common Octopus.

Members of the class cephalopoda are carnivorous hunters. They have the most advanced nervous system of all invertebrate animals and are an important example of advanced cognitive evolution in animals.

O. vulgaris is the most studied of all octopus species and possesses excellent eyesight, capable of distinguishing shapes, textures, and colour. It is the only animal which has been conclusively shown to use tools, and is proficient at learning simple processes such as unscrewing a jar.

Cephalopods are able to release dark pigment into the water as an escape mechanism, which in the past has been extracted and used by humans as an ink or dye. The word sepia comes from the Latin word for cuttlefish, s?pía.

The Ring:

This ring is made using 3D
It is available in either stainless steel or silver.
It is available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL. - ring size chart


IN: 0.861 w x 1.06 d x 0.981 h
CM: 2.186 w x 2.692 d x 2.492 h
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Is the Premium Silver picture a 3d render? In which case, you probably shouldn't use it for that material. Great model though.
June 8, 2014, 5:39 pm
great photo!
January 9, 2014, 6:52 pm
Wonderful! I too enjoy things from the deep, to the degree where it infects my work.
November 27, 2013, 12:31 am
I greatly admire that piece - what a great sculpt!
July 25, 2013, 12:26 pm
I have this in matte bronze! I've worn it every day for years and everybody who sees it compliments it. I am in love with my octopus ring.
May 22, 2013, 5:35 am
Hey, just featured your design on the homepage for having the 'animal' tag
December 18, 2012, 8:27 pm
@carine Thanks so much for the compliment!
December 12, 2012, 3:37 pm
@most I must say this is one of my favorite rings on Shapeways!
December 5, 2012, 7:22 pm
Absolutely. We did have some issues receiving notifications of Shapeways orders at one stage but we've sorted that out! Very sorry that your request went unanswered, and thank you for trying again. I believe Shapeways now charges a $20 handling fee, so you may wish to order a few items at once (from any Shapeways stores), or you can email me [] to see if we have your size in stock (already printed). If that's the case then it will be quicker and cheaper for you to order through our website: Let me know which size you require and I can tell you the best method!
October 1, 2012, 11:54 am
Are you all open for printing again? I tried to order this last Christmas in sterling silver and the request was never answered.
September 30, 2012, 6:46 pm
Hello, I love your octopus! I have one in stainless steel, I would love if you would put the option to get them printed in plastic again! :)
October 17, 2011, 4:28 am


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