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Stolen Ring Showing Bears Having Sex a 'Popular' Item for Couples

By Serena Dai | January 30, 2015 3:23pm | Updated on February 2, 2015 8:54am
 A camera and several pieces of jewelry were stolen from a Williamsburg apartment on Friday, Jan. 23.
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WILLIAMSBURG — A teddy bear ain't going to cut it.

A ring stolen during a Williamsburg burglary that features two bears having sex is a top seller at the local shop that created it — proving particularly popular among couples, store staff said.

The ring — one of which was swiped along with other jewelry during a break-in last week — is sold at the store VERAMEAT at 132 N. Fifth St., as well as at the brand's stores in the East Village and Beverly Hills.

Called "Hibernation Hump," the ring is one of the store's most in-demand items and is a hit with boyfriends looking to buy jewelry for their girlfriends, said VERAMEAT manager Lily Shinn-Johnson.

"It’s one of our most detailed pieces," she explained of the piece, which retails for $50 in gold and $70 in silver. "You can see every single hair on both bears."

The ring recently sold out at the Williamsburg shop, but is available at the East Village location on East Ninth Street.

Recently, one customer specially ordered the piece to use as an engagement ring when he proposes to his girlfriend, Shinn-Johnson added.

"People love it," she added. "They can't believe it. Where else would you find a ring of two bears having sex?"

The shop, owned by designer Vera Balyura, is known for unique pieces like "Hibernation Hump" and rings featuring dinosaur claws.

The NYPD sent out photos of the ring along with several other unique items that were taken from an East Williamsburg apartment on Friday, Jan. 23.

Two other pieces — a bicycle ring and a necklace showing a man on a ladder — are also VERAMEAT originals.

The gold "Bike Love" ring costs $48, and a sterling-silver version of the "Paint the Town Red" ladder neckalce sells for $150.

Anyone with tips on the burglary are encouraged to submit tips to NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.