A Mouthful on Metals

And now, a message from our metals...followed by our Inlays...

Why Cobalt Chrome?

In short, you can resize them and they are the shiniest of the newer more inexpensive metals on the market. They fall in-between Tungsten and Titanium in weight, so it's a nice mid range metal weight.

Pros-

  • Resizable (only up .5 to 1 size) and cutable
  • Although there are trace amounts of nickel, this metal is still considered hypoallergenic.
  • Has a "white gold" look
  • Scratch-resistant and durable, more so than solid gold
  • Weight is similar to Gold but many times harder and more durable
  • Needs no special care and can be worn anywhere, anyhow.

Cons-

  • Not as scratch-resistant as Tungsten (but more so thank Titanium)


Why Stainless/Damascus Steel?

In short, it won't tarnish and it will feels super light weight and looks really cool.

Pros-

  • Corrosion and tarnish resistant
  • Won't conduct heat like gold and silver
  • The environmentally friendly option, as it it fully recyclable
  • Can be cut off with regular cutting instruments in an emergency
  • Each ring is entirely unique as metals are forge together to make it

Cons-

  • Cannot be resized
  • Contains some nickle, so if that's an allergy for you, we recommend Titanium, Black Zirconium, or Palladium instead
  • DOES NOT LIKE CHLORINE, so if you swim a lot, this is not the right choice

Why Titanium? 

In short, It's lightweight and won't break like tungsten and won't bend like solid gold.

Pros-

  • Corrosion and tarnish resistant
  • Hypoallergenic - made with medical grade titanium
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Strong
  • Won't conduct heat like gold and silver, so it's a great choice for chefs, but it still does conduct some electricity.

Cons-

  • Cannot be resized
  • Can tend to show scratches - not as much as gold does, but not as resistant as the other metals
  • Very difficult to cut, but it is possible with standard emergency cutting tools

Why Black Zirconium?

In short, it's hypoallergenic and it is not plated, so the dark charcoal gray color will never wear.

Pros-

  • Scratch resistant
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Super chemically resistant (yay chemistry nerds!)
  • Strong without being brittle (more durable than tungsten)
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Charcoal gray color will not wear over time - as it naturally occurs to Zirconium when heated.
  • Will not crack like tungsten
  • Can be cut in an emergency

Cons-

  • Cannot be resized 

Why Tungsten Carbide?

In short, it's inexpensive, really scratch resistant, and has the weighted feel of solid gold.

Pros-

  • Extremely scratch resistant (the most of all the metals)
  • Very strong and tough
  • Being a heavier metal, it feels much like a platinum in weight

Cons-

  • Cannot be resized or cut. Contrary to the rumors though, Tungsten can be taken off in an emergency. Instead of cutting it, you crack it with vice grip pliers. 
  • Has a small amount of nickel in the alloy mix, so if you are allergy prone to nickel or other metals, please avoid tungsten. No it will NOT turn your finger green.
  • Is a brittle metal so it will break if dropped on hard surfaces. Tungsten's kryptonite is tile floors, so make a habit of taking it off in the bedroom instead of the bathroom. We will still replace it if it cracks during your 1 year warranty.

 

Why Solid Gold?

In short, they sport a classic look, hold value for years to come, and can be resized by any jeweler.

Pros-

  • Can be resized
  • Hold value
  • Palladium is hypoallergenic and lighter weight

Cons-

  • All solid gold alloy (white, yellow and rose gold) often have traces of nickel, so they are not hypoallergenic.
  • Gold is a soft metal, so it scratches pretty easily.
  • Platinum can develop a "patina" wear but can easily be revived.
  • Not great around chemicals
  • Can bend over time

And now....The Inlays!!

What the heck is....?!?

Meteorite

In short, the one, the only, from the sky kind of thing. It's genuine and really really cool. Geek out with us.

Our meteorite rings contain Gibeon Meteorite, which was formed in space four billion years ago. The rarity, origin and pattern of each meteorite ring makes it a distinctive piece of art. Meteorite can be inlaid in any metal with 3-5mm inlay widths. Meteorite is primarily composed of iron. Everyday wear should prevent any rusting; however, care must be taken to prevent oxidation.

 

Carbon Fiber

In short, it has one fo the highest strengths to weight ratio of any product ever created. Our Founder's Line and Custom rings have genuine carbon fiber that is produced entirely in the U.S. It comes from a manufacturer that specializes in high tech plications varying from Formula 1 racing and aerospace engineering to competitive cycling. Now that's some cool stuff.

Camo

The Camo in our Founder's Line and Custom Rings is licensed by King's Camo, with some others available from Mossy Oak and and RealTree. Camo inlays are sealed for durability.

Dinosaur Bone

The dinosaur bone is authentic dinosaur bone that is taken from bones too small or broken to be displayed in museums. It's available in three different colors - black, tan and red. Since this is a very new product on the market, there is no such thing as a certificate of authenticity (like we have with our meteorite) just yet but we are working on something official and will post here when it is available. For now, we must ask you to trust us that it is the real deal.

Are Your Wood/Antler/Dino Bone Rings Waterproof?

Yes and No. Our Standard wood rings are water-resistant but not waterproof. Our jeweler seals the wood in with a jewelry resin but they are not meant to wear in the shower and in the pool/lake/ocean. They will not fall into pieces after one shower, but please don't make it a habit.**Obvious submerged water damage to your standard wood ring will void your no hassle one year warranty**

Our Founder's Line and Custom Rings are handmade with a much tougher resin that will hold much better. We still do not recommend submerging them in water, but they are made to last the test of time. For more info on the warranty on your ring, click HERE.