I decided to add to the ring. It felt too naked.
A ring fit for a captain of "The Black Rose".
18k. "Swedish tint" (soft warm reddish) gold and adorned with a "pale rose" special alloy for the base flanking (upside-down) anchors.
Then I add some scalloped thorn-inspired "wings" and set white gold rings at the anchor ends.
Much better! - I wasn't happy with the first variation and felt as something was missing.