narwhal! I didn't know this ring was going to be a narwhal until it was one. I love narwhals. I know, everyone does right now (I mean, there was a narwhal printed inside my trader joe's candy cane green tea box), but I've loved them for so long, and this is why: I learned about them the same time I was learning about dinosaurs, and dragons, and unicorns, and zebras. when I got older, I learned about how some of these things weren't "real," like the unicorns and the dragons. so when I rediscovered the narwhal, it was like someone said, "no, [insert imaginary animal here] ARE real! they just live where it's really cold!" so, to me the narwhal was like a fairy tale redelivered, when I was old enough to know better.
steel. also, his horn is shorter than it should be because he's a young narwhal. it should be full grown in a few years.