MinterandRichterDes

Titanium Wedding Bands

Massachusetts, United States · 5863 Sales

MinterandRichterDes

Titanium Wedding Bands

Massachusetts, United States 5863 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1592)

Announcement   Design your own wedding ring! Titanium wedding bands for men and women! Etsy jewelry that won't disappoint, whether you are buying for yourself or as a gift.


OUR SERVICES AND PRICING


NON rush orders are shipped six weeks after receipt of order.

We ship via FedEx 3-Day and FedEx International Priority so you can be sure you are getting your package swiftly and securely. Your package tracking number will be emailed to you on the day of shipment. For ease of delivery we do not ship signature required unless requested.

RUSH ORDERS: $75 per ring
(3-4 week turn around. Requires overnight shipping)

SHOTGUN RUSH: $100 per ring.
(Our fastest service - when you need us to ship your ring in less than three weeks. Requires overnight shipping.) Engraving for shotgun rush order is $60 per band.

FEDEX SHIPPING: 3-DAY $25 (domestic only, tracking included): OVERNIGHT $35 (domestic only, tracking included). We do not send Signature Required unless requested.

INTERNATIONAL FEDEX SHIPPING: $50 (tracking included)

We ONLY use FedEx for the shipment of our bands. FedEx cannot deliver to a PO Box. Therefore, we can only accept Full Street addresses with your order.

CUSTOM ALUMINUM SIZERS: (**Please note that sizers can add approximately 2 weeks to order processing.) $40 for up to two sets of 3 bands. Titanium cannot be re-sized, so our custom sizers are the only way to guarantee you get the absolute perfect fit. GUARANTEED RIGHT SIZE OR YOUR SIZING EXCHANGE IS FREE, within the first three months after purchase. Sizers for Domestic Rush Orders requires FedEx shipping ($35).

SIZERS ARE TO BE RETURNED AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Engraving: $40 per band - up to 30 characters (Spaces do not count as characters; 80 cents for each additional character.) Full wrap engraving is $80/band.

Engraving for shotgun rush order is $60 per band.

USE YOUR OWN PERSONAL MATERIAL (WOOD OR OTHER) IN YOUR RING! We can stabilize most any material you send us so that it will last a lifetime and beyond in your ring. Stabilizing Charge of $100.00.

Processing of other non-wood personal material (stones, ashes, asphalt etc.) is an additional $50.

We proudly offer a 10% Military Discount!


FAQs

Q: How do I get sized?

A: WE STRONGLY SUGGEST PURCHASING MINTER & RICHTER CUSTOM SIZERS to guarantee you get the absolute perfect fit for your ring. The industry-wide standard for ring size carries many variables (different measuring tools, ring widths, ring materials and design). Handmade rings often fit differently than factory made, as factory made bands are sized LESS accurately. Therefore, getting sized at a jewelry store does not guarantee that the size will be correct. A sizing exchange is 50% the cost of the original if you were not sized on our custom bands.

1. Minter & Richter Custom Aluminum Sizers ($40 for up to two sets of 3 bands): If you have a general idea of what your ring size might be, we can make you a set of custom aluminum sizers (plain aluminum bands) in three different sizes at your preferred width. This allows you to spend time wearing each sizer for a day or two and finding out which one offers the most comfortable fit. Finger size can fluctuate slightly throughout the day due to water intake, temperature, etc. so this is an excellent way to get an accurate representation of exactly how your final ring will fit. We request that customers purchase their final ring(s) at the same time as the sizers. We ship you the sizers along with a SASE for convenient return. Once you confirm your ring size we begin making your rings!
(**Please note that sizers can add approximately 2 weeks to order processing.)

Free Shipping of sizers for domestic NON rush orders. Sizers for ALL International Orders will be shipped via FedEx ($50). Sizers for Domestic Rush Orders requires FedEx shipping ($35).

2. Tips for getting a size estimate at the jeweler: The industry-wide standard for ring size carries many variables (different measuring tools, ring widths, ring materials and design). Handmade rings often fit differently than factory made. We suggest asking the jeweler to use a caliper or micrometer for the most accurate sizing. These specialized instruments are more sensitive (and therefore more reliable) than ring wands or sticks. Keep in mind that you will want to be sized at your preferred width. The average wedding band is 6.4mm, but we can make our rings any width you desire. If you are a size 8 at 6.4mm you may very well be an 8.5 at 7.9mm or wider. Because it will cover more of your finger, a wider band will fit more snugly, and it is important to keep both ring size and width in mind when getting sized.


Q: What are possible widths?

A: We make bands of all widths - narrow and wide! Our most commonly requested widths are:

1/8” = 3.5mm
3/16” = 4.8mm
7/32” = 5.6mm
¼” = 6.4mm
5/16” = 7.9mm
3/8” = 9.5mm
½” = 11mm

If you would like us to suggest a width complimentary to your size and/or choice of ring, just ask!

Q: When will I get my ring?

A: All orders are processed to be shipped out 6 weeks from date of purchase, so you can expect to have ring in hand within 7 weeks! We use FedEx Express shipping for safe and secure delivery (3 day delivery, tracking info provided). We understand that many of our orders are time sensitive, and therefore offer rush order services. Rush order purchase allows us to prioritize your order, sending it to the front of the line and getting your rings to you when you need them! All rush orders are shipped FedEx overnight for fast and reliable delivery (1-2 days, tracking info provided).

Q: What if my ring doesn't fit?

A: All of our rings come with a lifetime sizing exchange guarantee. So if the ring doesn't fit, or your size changes down the road, we can offer to make a new ring at 50% the current retail price of the original. The original ring will need to be returned to us in exchange for the new one.

Q: Will my titanium band last?

A: Titanium bands are jewelry without compromise - strong, impermeable and lightweight, they offer the best of both worlds: beauty and durability. Each of our rings are carefully handcrafted from a single billet of pure titanium and all of our inlays are securely stabilized to preserve their natural durability. With a unique ability to take on a variety of finishes as well as its glorious color and shine, titanium is the perfect material for the perfect ring!

We have sold our rings to professional chefs, firemen, surfers, and trapeze artists, and have only heard back from them how thrilled they are with their choice and how amazed they are that their ring can withstand their lifestyle. Having said all of this, we back all our rings 100% and will always fix or replace an inlay should it need it. We care about our rings and appreciate the opportunity to share them with people who care about how their bands are made.

Q: How water-proof are the inlays?

A: When we choose an inlay material, we do so with two things in mind: durability and beauty. Many of the woods we use for our wood inlays are ultra stabilized under a patented high pressure process, making them as impermeable to water as possible and incredibly resistant to scratches. Some of the woods we use (like the Bloodwood or Cocobolo) for example, are chosen because they are so high in natural oil content that they naturally repel water. All of our inlays are fit for swimming, dish-washing, showering etc., so you never have to take off your band!

A NOTE RINGS WITH EXPOSED EDGES:

Although all of the inlay materials we use are either stabilized or reconstituted with a resin for extra durability, bands with exposed edges (no titanium on the sides) require extra TLC and are not recommended for those with active or water-intensive lifestyles. We are happy to add ultra-thin titanium edges to any ring for added protection. If you want added titanium edges, let us know before purchase as will make you a custom order invoice to purchase. Many people love the exposed edge style and are able to live with it for life. However, if you should get a band with exposed edges from us and then discover that your lifestyle is rougher on your hands than you realized, you need only to contact us for Lifetime Care Options for your ring. While we do not refund custom work, we are always here to re-make your band like new. At that time, you may choose to get added edges or not. We will always do whatever makes you feel most cared for. We will always make the ring in the style that most benefits your look as well as your level of activity.

Q: What is anodization?

A: Anodization is the process that produces those fabulous accent colors you see on our bands. By passing electricity through titanium in a conductive bath, a transparent titanium-oxide layer is formed on the band's surface. The amount of voltage in the bath determines the thickness of the oxide and color produced. Each iridescent color is seen through the refraction of light on the transparent oxide layer. Because the colors are optically created, they may look different depending on the time of day, viewing angle and light source. Anodization is not permanent, and will eventually fade and wear over time. This is why we only anodize on the interior and protected groove of our bands. If you ever feel like your ring could use a new blast of color, we will be happy to re-anodize it for you - just send it in to us as a "Spa Treatment".

Q: What if my ring needs a little pick-me up?

A: If your ring is looking a bit under the weather we offer our LIFETIME CARE OPTIONS

For a small additional investment when you purchase your rings, you can protect your investment from damage and loss and keep your ring looking as beautiful as the day you purchased it.

Choose from one of these three Lifetime Care Options during checkout:

SILVER ($50)
Lifetime cleaning, re-anodizing, buffing
Includes 2-day shipping back to you

GOLD ($100)
Lifetime cleaning, re-anodizing, buffing
Lifetime replacement of inlay and or damage/repair
Includes 2-day shipping back to you

TITANIUM ($150)
Lifetime cleaning, re-anodizing, buffing
Lifetime replacement of inlay and or damage/repair
1 complete rebuild for catastrophic damage during ring's lifetime
1 complete loss replacement during ring's lifetime
Includes 2-day shipping back to you

Lifetime Care Options can be purchased during checkout. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Q: Can titanium be cut if I’m in an accident or will my finger need to be amputated?

A: This urban legend has been widespread by jewelry retail staff who want to steer customers towards pricier gold and platinum bands. They may tell you that your titanium wedding band could only be cut off by specific and expensive equipment not readily available in most hospitals and ER facilities. After all, greedy jewelers know that it’s not very romantic to think about losing one’s finger to the noose of its own wedding band.

While it is true that titanium is tough, (its name derived from the ‘Titans’ of Greek mythology), it is quickly and easily cut with a common ring cutter (standard equipment in hospitals). You can be assured that titanium wedding bands are made out of commercially pure titanium grades which have all the advantages of corrosion resistance and durability without the indestructible “scary”-strength we associate with aero-space titanium alloys. Gold may cost you an arm and a leg, but titanium will never cost you a finger!

We love this clarification of this silly urban folklore by snopes! http://www.snopes.com/weddings/horrors/titanium.asp

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 22, 2016

Design your own wedding ring! Titanium wedding bands for men and women! Etsy jewelry that won't disappoint, whether you are buying for yourself or as a gift.


OUR SERVICES AND PRICING


NON rush orders are shipped six weeks after receipt of order.

We ship via FedEx 3-Day and FedEx International Priority so you can be sure you are getting your package swiftly and securely. Your package tracking number will be emailed to you on the day of shipment. For ease of delivery we do not ship signature required unless requested.

RUSH ORDERS: $75 per ring
(3-4 week turn around. Requires overnight shipping)

SHOTGUN RUSH: $100 per ring.
(Our fastest service - when you need us to ship your ring in less than three weeks. Requires overnight shipping.) Engraving for shotgun rush order is $60 per band.

FEDEX SHIPPING: 3-DAY $25 (domestic only, tracking included): OVERNIGHT $35 (domestic only, tracking included). We do not send Signature Required unless requested.

INTERNATIONAL FEDEX SHIPPING: $50 (tracking included)

We ONLY use FedEx for the shipment of our bands. FedEx cannot deliver to a PO Box. Therefore, we can only accept Full Street addresses with your order.

CUSTOM ALUMINUM SIZERS: (**Please note that sizers can add approximately 2 weeks to order processing.) $40 for up to two sets of 3 bands. Titanium cannot be re-sized, so our custom sizers are the only way to guarantee you get the absolute perfect fit. GUARANTEED RIGHT SIZE OR YOUR SIZING EXCHANGE IS FREE, within the first three months after purchase. Sizers for Domestic Rush Orders requires FedEx shipping ($35).

SIZERS ARE TO BE RETURNED AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Engraving: $40 per band - up to 30 characters (Spaces do not count as characters; 80 cents for each additional character.) Full wrap engraving is $80/band.

Engraving for shotgun rush order is $60 per band.

USE YOUR OWN PERSONAL MATERIAL (WOOD OR OTHER) IN YOUR RING! We can stabilize most any material you send us so that it will last a lifetime and beyond in your ring. Stabilizing Charge of $100.00.

Processing of other non-wood personal material (stones, ashes, asphalt etc.) is an additional $50.

We proudly offer a 10% Military Discount!


FAQs

Q: How do I get sized?

A: WE STRONGLY SUGGEST PURCHASING MINTER & RICHTER CUSTOM SIZERS to guarantee you get the absolute perfect fit for your ring. The industry-wide standard for ring size carries many variables (different measuring tools, ring widths, ring materials and design). Handmade rings often fit differently than factory made, as factory made bands are sized LESS accurately. Therefore, getting sized at a jewelry store does not guarantee that the size will be correct. A sizing exchange is 50% the cost of the original if you were not sized on our custom bands.

1. Minter & Richter Custom Aluminum Sizers ($40 for up to two sets of 3 bands): If you have a general idea of what your ring size might be, we can make you a set of custom aluminum sizers (plain aluminum bands) in three different sizes at your preferred width. This allows you to spend time wearing each sizer for a day or two and finding out which one offers the most comfortable fit. Finger size can fluctuate slightly throughout the day due to water intake, temperature, etc. so this is an excellent way to get an accurate representation of exactly how your final ring will fit. We request that customers purchase their final ring(s) at the same time as the sizers. We ship you the sizers along with a SASE for convenient return. Once you confirm your ring size we begin making your rings!
(**Please note that sizers can add approximately 2 weeks to order processing.)

Free Shipping of sizers for domestic NON rush orders. Sizers for ALL International Orders will be shipped via FedEx ($50). Sizers for Domestic Rush Orders requires FedEx shipping ($35).

2. Tips for getting a size estimate at the jeweler: The industry-wide standard for ring size carries many variables (different measuring tools, ring widths, ring materials and design). Handmade rings often fit differently than factory made. We suggest asking the jeweler to use a caliper or micrometer for the most accurate sizing. These specialized instruments are more sensitive (and therefore more reliable) than ring wands or sticks. Keep in mind that you will want to be sized at your preferred width. The average wedding band is 6.4mm, but we can make our rings any width you desire. If you are a size 8 at 6.4mm you may very well be an 8.5 at 7.9mm or wider. Because it will cover more of your finger, a wider band will fit more snugly, and it is important to keep both ring size and width in mind when getting sized.


Q: What are possible widths?

A: We make bands of all widths - narrow and wide! Our most commonly requested widths are:

1/8” = 3.5mm
3/16” = 4.8mm
7/32” = 5.6mm
¼” = 6.4mm
5/16” = 7.9mm
3/8” = 9.5mm
½” = 11mm

If you would like us to suggest a width complimentary to your size and/or choice of ring, just ask!

Q: When will I get my ring?

A: All orders are processed to be shipped out 6 weeks from date of purchase, so you can expect to have ring in hand within 7 weeks! We use FedEx Express shipping for safe and secure delivery (3 day delivery, tracking info provided). We understand that many of our orders are time sensitive, and therefore offer rush order services. Rush order purchase allows us to prioritize your order, sending it to the front of the line and getting your rings to you when you need them! All rush orders are shipped FedEx overnight for fast and reliable delivery (1-2 days, tracking info provided).

Q: What if my ring doesn't fit?

A: All of our rings come with a lifetime sizing exchange guarantee. So if the ring doesn't fit, or your size changes down the road, we can offer to make a new ring at 50% the current retail price of the original. The original ring will need to be returned to us in exchange for the new one.

Q: Will my titanium band last?

A: Titanium bands are jewelry without compromise - strong, impermeable and lightweight, they offer the best of both worlds: beauty and durability. Each of our rings are carefully handcrafted from a single billet of pure titanium and all of our inlays are securely stabilized to preserve their natural durability. With a unique ability to take on a variety of finishes as well as its glorious color and shine, titanium is the perfect material for the perfect ring!

We have sold our rings to professional chefs, firemen, surfers, and trapeze artists, and have only heard back from them how thrilled they are with their choice and how amazed they are that their ring can withstand their lifestyle. Having said all of this, we back all our rings 100% and will always fix or replace an inlay should it need it. We care about our rings and appreciate the opportunity to share them with people who care about how their bands are made.

Q: How water-proof are the inlays?

A: When we choose an inlay material, we do so with two things in mind: durability and beauty. Many of the woods we use for our wood inlays are ultra stabilized under a patented high pressure process, making them as impermeable to water as possible and incredibly resistant to scratches. Some of the woods we use (like the Bloodwood or Cocobolo) for example, are chosen because they are so high in natural oil content that they naturally repel water. All of our inlays are fit for swimming, dish-washing, showering etc., so you never have to take off your band!

A NOTE RINGS WITH EXPOSED EDGES:

Although all of the inlay materials we use are either stabilized or reconstituted with a resin for extra durability, bands with exposed edges (no titanium on the sides) require extra TLC and are not recommended for those with active or water-intensive lifestyles. We are happy to add ultra-thin titanium edges to any ring for added protection. If you want added titanium edges, let us know before purchase as will make you a custom order invoice to purchase. Many people love the exposed edge style and are able to live with it for life. However, if you should get a band with exposed edges from us and then discover that your lifestyle is rougher on your hands than you realized, you need only to contact us for Lifetime Care Options for your ring. While we do not refund custom work, we are always here to re-make your band like new. At that time, you may choose to get added edges or not. We will always do whatever makes you feel most cared for. We will always make the ring in the style that most benefits your look as well as your level of activity.

Q: What is anodization?

A: Anodization is the process that produces those fabulous accent colors you see on our bands. By passing electricity through titanium in a conductive bath, a transparent titanium-oxide layer is formed on the band's surface. The amount of voltage in the bath determines the thickness of the oxide and color produced. Each iridescent color is seen through the refraction of light on the transparent oxide layer. Because the colors are optically created, they may look different depending on the time of day, viewing angle and light source. Anodization is not permanent, and will eventually fade and wear over time. This is why we only anodize on the interior and protected groove of our bands. If you ever feel like your ring could use a new blast of color, we will be happy to re-anodize it for you - just send it in to us as a "Spa Treatment".

Q: What if my ring needs a little pick-me up?

A: If your ring is looking a bit under the weather we offer our LIFETIME CARE OPTIONS

For a small additional investment when you purchase your rings, you can protect your investment from damage and loss and keep your ring looking as beautiful as the day you purchased it.

Choose from one of these three Lifetime Care Options during checkout:

SILVER ($50)
Lifetime cleaning, re-anodizing, buffing
Includes 2-day shipping back to you

GOLD ($100)
Lifetime cleaning, re-anodizing, buffing
Lifetime replacement of inlay and or damage/repair
Includes 2-day shipping back to you

TITANIUM ($150)
Lifetime cleaning, re-anodizing, buffing
Lifetime replacement of inlay and or damage/repair
1 complete rebuild for catastrophic damage during ring's lifetime
1 complete loss replacement during ring's lifetime
Includes 2-day shipping back to you

Lifetime Care Options can be purchased during checkout. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Q: Can titanium be cut if I’m in an accident or will my finger need to be amputated?

A: This urban legend has been widespread by jewelry retail staff who want to steer customers towards pricier gold and platinum bands. They may tell you that your titanium wedding band could only be cut off by specific and expensive equipment not readily available in most hospitals and ER facilities. After all, greedy jewelers know that it’s not very romantic to think about losing one’s finger to the noose of its own wedding band.

While it is true that titanium is tough, (its name derived from the ‘Titans’ of Greek mythology), it is quickly and easily cut with a common ring cutter (standard equipment in hospitals). You can be assured that titanium wedding bands are made out of commercially pure titanium grades which have all the advantages of corrosion resistance and durability without the indestructible “scary”-strength we associate with aero-space titanium alloys. Gold may cost you an arm and a leg, but titanium will never cost you a finger!

We love this clarification of this silly urban folklore by snopes! http://www.snopes.com/weddings/horrors/titanium.asp

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5 out of 5 stars
(1592)
Kathy

Kathy on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

absolutely sunning ring! my fiance and i are so pleased with how this custom ring turned out. minter and richter went above and beyond for us. their craftsmanship is incredible! this ring is as multifaceted as my fiance is, which is exactly what we were looking for. the ring sizers helped us determine which band would fit best. thanks again for such a gorgeous and meaningful band.

Kelsey

Kelsey on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Received my fiance's band this weekend. It was everything I hoped it would be!

Allie Dreisbach

Allie Dreisbach on Aug 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great people, easy to work with and a great quality ring.

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About

The Story of Minter & Richter Designs

Anyone walking into a shop full of loud, over-sized machines would never guess the small, delicate jewelry that is produced. Each ring is a by-product of conversations between us and our customers, careful attention to detail, and a finished product that is certain to feel as much a part of their love years down the road as it did on the day they married.

Scott is a self-taught metal artist who spent a number of years designing knives while making rings as gifts for friends and family. When he married me, wife and business partner Minter, rings and romance won out. Minter & Richter Designs now runs out of a shop and studio in Boston, MA, where we also live with our two young sons.

Because the widespread use of titanium for jewelry has only taken off in the last two decades, some people consider titanium wedding bands rather non-traditional. But what could be more traditional than a ring that will maintain its shining strength and beauty generations beyond gold and silver? And starting a new tradition that doesn’t fuel civil wars (diamond trade) or destroy ecosystems (gold mining) sounds like a good place to start.

Minter & Richter ring designs have evolved from simple titanium bands to include over 30 types of wood inlays, deer-antler and water buffalo horn, and concrete. By letting the customers play a large part in the design process, we are continually challenged to experiment with different materials and see new color and style possibilities we might not have otherwise.

Every love story in America is a unique blend of cultures, gender, race, and vision, and we are just happy to be a small part of the universal piece that makes them all turn.

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    From our fingers to yours. We are a husband and wife team who design, cut and shape titanium and wood into bands that, for many folks, will symbolize their life-long love and commitment to one another.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 22, 2016
At Minter & Richter, we believe jewelry is a very personal experience and should be as unique as the person wearing it. We stand by the quality of our craftsmanship and hope you enjoy wearing our pieces as much as we enjoyed making them for you.

Because the widespread use of titanium for jewelry has only taken off in the last two decades, some people consider titanium wedding bands rather non-traditional. But what could be more traditional than a ring that will maintain its shining strength and beauty generations beyond gold and silver? And starting a new tradition that doesn’t fuel civil wars or destroy ecosystems sounds like a good place to start.

Every love story in America is a unique blend of cultures, gender, race, and vision, and we are just happy to be a small part of the universal piece that makes them all turn.

The most important thing to us is that you are satisfied with your purchase. The most common issue that can arise is that the ring does not fit the buyer's finger in the way he or she expected. We will always send you the size you order (as our instruments are so incredibly precise), but if you should end up needing a different size than you ordered, we do not expect you to purchase a whole new band. We can do a sizing exchange. A sizing exchange is 50% of the cost of the original band.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Etsy Direct Checkout, Paypal and checks are all accepted. Payment should be received within 3 days of purchase. Massachusetts residents will pay 5% sales tax on all orders.

All listings are priced for the number of bands pictured.

Please contact us before purchasing if your order requires:
-RUSH SERVICE (shipment in less than six weeks)
-ENGRAVING
-CUSTOM ALUMINUM SIZERS
-RING CUSTOMIZATIONS
-SIZING EXCHANGE

We will then email you a customized invoice for the order total.

CANCELLATIONS:

NON rush orders canceled within ten days from date of purchase will be refunded for the full payment.

Orders canceled more than ten days after date of purchase will be eligible for store credit only.

No refunds will be issued for cancellation of rush or shotgun rush orders.
Shipping
NON rush orders are shipped from Boston, MA (USA) via FedEx 6 weeks after receipt of order. We alert you by email with your tracking number on the day of shipment.

Please confirm your correct shipping address when purchasing. Packages are shipped 'no signature required' unless requested otherwise.

Our Custom Aluminum Sizers are mailed via USPS 8-10 from date of purchase; final band 6 weeks from confirmation of size.

RUSH: $75 per ring
(4-6 weeks. Requires overnight shipping)

SHOTGUN RUSH: $100 per ring
(Our fastest service - when you need us to ship your ring in less than three weeks. Requires overnight shipping.)

SHIPPING: FEDEX 3-DAY SAVER: $25 or FEDEX OVERNIGHT: $35 (domestic only, tracking included.). FEDEX INTERNATIONAL: $50 (tracking included). We do not send Signature Required unless requested.
Refunds and Exchanges
GENERAL GUIDELINES
In the unfortunate and unexpected event that the items you purchased online are damaged or defective, please email sales [!at] minterandrichterdesigns.com for immediate assistance.

RETURN POLICY
We stand 100% behind all of our work. Each ring is unique and is custom made for you at your chosen size and width and style. This is your assurance of handmade quality and your satisfaction is our goal. Because each piece is created to your unique specifications, payment is non-refundable. Do keep in mind that Scott and I are real people, not a factory, so what we want is for you to love your ring and we will always work with you to that end. Because we offer Sizing Exchanges for half price, we can also therefore re-make any ring slightly differently for half price as an exchange for the original if we are notified by the buyer within ten days of shipment of the ring.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
Minter & Richter Gift Certificates are non-refundable.

SIZING EXCHANGE:
The most important thing to us is that you are satisfied and pleased with your purchase. The most common issue that can arise is that the ring does not fit the buyer's finger in the way he or she expected. We will always send you the size you order (as our instruments are so incredibly precise), but if you should end up needing a different size than you ordered, we do not expect you to purchase a whole new band. We can do a sizing exchange. A sizing exchange is 50% of the cost of the original band.

Titanium cannot be re-sized. If you purchase MINTER & RICHTER CUSTOM SIZERS WE GUARANTEE YOU THE RIGHT SIZE OR YOUR EXCHANGE IS FREE. The industry-wide standard for ring size carries many variables (different measuring tools, ring widths, ring materials and design). Handmade rings often fit differently than factory made. Getting sized at a jeweler does not guarantee that the size will be correct. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST PURCHASING MINTER & RICHTER CUSTOM SIZERS to guarantee you get the absolute perfect fit for your ring.

RETURN SHIPPING INFORMATION:
Please package your ring(s) securely within the original envelopes or equivalent packaging. Include your name, contact information and shipping address. Please send via USPS (no signature required).

Minter & Richter
2 Ainsley St
Boston, MA
02122
Additional policies and FAQs
OUR SERVICES AND PRICING:


NON rush orders are shipped six weeks after receipt of order.

We ship via FedEx 3-Day and FedEx International Priority so you can be sure you are getting your package swiftly and securely. Your package tracking number will be emailed to you on the day of shipment. We do not send Signature Required unless requested.

RUSH ORDERS: $75 per ring.
(Four to Six week turn around. Requires overnight shipping)

SHOTGUN RUSH: $100 per ring.
(Our fastest service - when you need us to ship your ring in less than three weeks. Requires overnight shipping.) Engraving for shotgun rush order is $60 per band.

FEDEX SHIPPING: 3-DAY SAVER - $25 (domestic only, tracking included). OVERNIGHT - $35 (domestic only, tracking included). INTERNATIONAL - $50 (tracking included). We do not send Signature Required unless requested.

CUSTOM ALUMINUM SIZERS: $40 for up to two sets of 3 bands. Titanium cannot be re-sized, so our custom sizers are the only way to guarantee you get the absolute perfect fit. GUARANTEED RIGHT SIZE OR YOUR SIZING EXCHANGE IS FREE.

Engraving: $40 per band - up to 30 characters (Spaces do not count as characters; 80 cents for each additional character.) Engraving for shotgun rush order is $60 per band.

Use your own personal wood! We can stabilize most any material you send us so that it will last a lifetime and beyond in your ring. Stabilizing Charge of $100.00.

We proudly offer a 10% Military Discount!


FAQs

Q: How do I get sized?

A: WE STRONGLY SUGGEST PURCHASING MINTER & RICHTER CUSTOM SIZERS to guarantee you get the absolute perfect fit for your ring. The industry-wide standard for ring size carries many variables (different measuring tools, ring widths, ring materials and design). Handmade rings often fit differently than factory made. Getting sized at a jeweler does not guarantee that the size will be correct. A sizing exchange is 50% the cost of the original if you were not sized on our custom bands.

1. Minter & Richter Custom Aluminum Sizers ($40 for up to two sets of 3 bands): If you have a general idea of what your ring size might be, we can make you a set of custom aluminum sizers (plain aluminum bands) in three different sizes at your preferred width. This allows you to spend time wearing each sizer for a day or two and finding out which one offers the most comfortable fit. Finger size can fluctuate slightly throughout the day due to water intake, temperature, etc. so this is an excellent way to get an accurate representation of exactly how your final ring will fit. We request that customers purchase their final ring(s) at the same time as the sizers. We ship you the sizers along with a SASE for convenient return. Once you confirm your ring size we begin making your rings!

2. Tips for getting a size estimate at the jeweler: The industry-wide standard for ring size carries many variables (different measuring tools, ring widths, ring materials and design). Handmade rings often fit differently than factory made. We suggest asking the jeweler to use a caliper or micrometer for the most accurate sizing. These specialized instruments are more sensitive (and therefore more reliable) than ring wands or sticks. Keep in mind that you will want to be sized at your preferred width. The average wedding band is 6.4mm, but we can make our rings any width you desire. If you are a size 8 at 6.4mm you may very well be an 8.5 at 7.9mm or wider. Because it will cover more of your finger, a wider band will fit more snugly, and it is important to keep both ring size and width in mind when getting sized.


Q: What are possible widths?

A: We make bands of all widths - narrow and wide! Our most commonly requested widths are:

1/8” = 3.5mm
3/16” = 4.8mm
7/32” = 5.6mm
¼” = 6.4mm
5/16” = 7.9mm
3/8” = 9.5mm
½” = 11mm

If you would like us to suggest a width complimentary to your size and/or choice of ring, just ask!

Q: When will I get my ring?

A: All orders are processed to be shipped out 6 weeks from date of purchase, so you can expect to have ring in hand within 7 weeks! We use FedEx Express shipping for safe and secure delivery (3 day delivery, tracking info provided). We understand that many of our orders are time sensitive, and therefore offer rush order services. Rush order purchase allows us to prioritize your order, sending it to the front of the line and getting your rings to you when you need them! All rush orders are shipped FedEx overnight for fast and reliable delivery (1-2 days, tracking info provided).

Q: What if my ring doesn't fit?

A: All of our rings come with a lifetime sizing exchange guarantee. So if the ring doesn't fit, or your size changes down the road, we can offer to make a new ring at 50% the cost of the original. The original ring will need to be returned to us in exchange for the new one.

Q: Will my titanium band last?

A: Titanium bands are jewelry without compromise - strong, impermeable and lightweight, they offer the best of both worlds: beauty and durability. Each of our rings are carefully handcrafted from a single billet of pure titanium and all of our inlays are securely stabilized to preserve their natural durability. With a unique ability to take on a variety of finishes as well as its glorious color and shine, titanium is the perfect material for the perfect ring!

We have sold our rings to professional chefs, firemen, surfers, and trapeze artists, and have only heard back from them how thrilled they are with their choice and how amazed they are that their ring can withstand their lifestyle. Having said all of this, we back all our rings 100% and will always fix or replace an inlay should it need it. We care about our rings and appreciate the opportunity to share them with people who care about how their bands are made.

Q: How water-proof are the inlays?

A: When we choose an inlay material, we do so with two things in mind: durability and beauty. Many of the woods we use for our wood inlays are ultra stabilized under a patented high pressure process, making them impermeable to water and incredibly resistant to scratches. Some of the woods we use (like the Bloodwood or Cocobolo) for example, are chosen because they are so high in natural oil content that they naturally repel water. All of our inlays are fit for swimming, dish-washing, showering etc., so you never have to take off your band!

Q: Can titanium be cut if I’m in an accident or will my finger need to be amputated?

A: This urban legend has been widespread by jewelry retail staff who want to steer customers towards pricier gold and platinum bands. They may tell you that your titanium wedding band could only be cut off by specific and expensive equipment not readily available in most hospitals and ER facilities. After all, greedy jewelers know that it’s not very romantic to think about losing one’s finger to the noose of its own wedding band.

While it is true that titanium is tough, (its name derived from the ‘Titans’ of Greek mythology), it is quickly and easily cut with a common ring cutter (standard equipment in hospitals). You can be assured that titanium wedding bands are made out of commercially pure titanium grades which have all the advantages of corrosion resistance and durability without the indestructible “scary”-strength we associate with aero-space titanium alloys. Gold may cost you an arm and a leg, but titanium will never cost you a finger!