Unique, Alternative Rings and Wedding Bands

Prescott, Arizona
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Note from shop owner The shop is currently on vacation mode. All outstanding orders are in production and will be shipped on time. Please contact us if you have any questions. Happy New Year!

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2023

The shop is currently on vacation mode. All outstanding orders are in production and will be shipped on time. Please contact us if you have any questions. Happy New Year!

Robin Largo

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Video summary: Dedicated to our customers who want to re-oxidize their rings at home. At long last, we can provide you with more than written instructions - watch this demo that shows you how to re finish your ring in less than 5 minutes.

Hot Rox Custom Jewelry's RUSTIC RINGS

We created RusticFORMen so Hot Rox customers would have a single place to view and purchase unique, handmade wedding bands. Yes, we still have funky wedding bands in the Hot Rox shop but I try and have different lines in each shop.

All the designs you see can be customized in terms of size, width, thickness and materials making them appropriate for men AND women. Just convo us with your idea and we will price it out and create a custom listing just for you.

Many of our ring designs are oxidized or plated with black rhodium. This finish wears off on rings worn daily but can be replaced quickly and easily. While I'm happy to do it for you, free of charge, we put together a video to show customers how to do it at home! The oxidation issue has been a concern for many of our customers and we are so proud to offer a creative and complete explanation of the process.

Hot Rox was featured here on Etsy in September, 2015. Click link to be directed to Etsy Blog/Featured Shop.

Shop members

  • R Largo

    Owner, Designer

    I'm a GIA Graduate Gemologist with degrees in art and finance. I've been fabricating jewelry for nearly 16 years and opened a 2nd studio in AZ in 2018. I love my work and work a LOT!

  • Janet Adolphson

    Manager, Customer Service, Social Networking

    I am an animal lover and jewelry fanatic, and handle all of the marketing, customer service, and social media exposure for RusticFORMen Jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Our mission is to offer hand crafted wedding bands and rings that are beautiful and affordable.

SIZING - Please take care to get your finger sized properly, by a jeweler, as we do not re-size our rings. I measure ring size by using where the center of the ring shank rests on the sizing mandrel. This is an industry wide standard for bench jewelers.

Wide rings, 8-12mm, will fit more snugly than the average mens band which is 4-6mm, so you may have to add 1/2 size or more to your size. Many sizers used for men are 4-6mm wide, giving you the correct size for a ring of that width. My advice it to go to a jewelry store and try on a ring that is the same width as the ring you want to make sure that it is a comfortable fit.

In our experience, customers who purchase bands that are 9-10mm wide order them 1/4 to 1/2 size larger than their normal ring size. By normal, we mean the size that fits when using a 4-6mm wide ring sizer or band. When in doubt, go to a jewelry store and try on a band in the size and width you want to order. While this might be time consuming and inconvenient, it can save you money, time and aggravation.

I do not re-size rings, in most cases. If I am able to re-size your ring, a fee will apply, depending upon the construction of the ring. If your ring is silver with gold on top, the gold will burn off during the soldering process and have to be replaced, making this a more expensive repair than a purely silver ring.

Many jewelers will resize sterling silver rings and you can have your local independent jeweler re-size a ring that doesn't fit.

I CANNOT issue a refund for rings ordered in the wrong size.

Please convert your ring size to US. There are many charts available online to do this. Examples are below.

PRODUCTION TIME FOR CUSTOM RINGS IS 2-5 weeks. In most cases, your ring will ship in 2-3 weeks. Convo me if you need it sooner, as rush fees apply.

RUSH - please confirm with me that we can rush your order before paying the rush fee of $75.

Wedding bands are considered a custom order and I cannot issue a refund for rings ordered in the wrong size. I am happy to provide photos for any custom design so you can approve the work before you pay for it. Please convo me if you want to review a photo OR tell me in the Notes to Seller box during checkout.

I make each band after you place your order. I do not have an inventory of different sizes for different designs so I cannot easily make exchanges or refunds. If you feel that the ring you received does not look like the photograph in the listing, please contact me so we can come to a mutually acceptable solution.

Once you order a custom ring, you have 48 hours in which to cancel your order for a full refund. After that time, we will keep 15% of the total price, plus the cost of any gemstones that we had to order specifically for your ring.

Once again, I cannot issue a refund for custom rings ordered in the wrong size. I also generally do not re-size rings.

I take custom orders and am happy to give you a rough estimate if you convo me with your request. Please bear in mind that time spent on research, convos, design, photographs etc. play a part in the over all cost. Other factors are:

RISING PRICE OF MATERIAL In many cases, I've purchased gemstones and gold or silver back when the price was considerably lower than today. Jewelry made with materials that I bought 3-4 years ago will be lower priced than the same piece being made today.

OLD INVENTORY If a piece is not getting a lot of attention, I will reduce the price over time to try and move it out of inventory. Unfortunately, I cannot make a version of a discounted piece for the same price.

SHIPPING and OTHER COSTS Once I find what I need, I have to spend additional money on expedited international shipping (my favorite vendors are in the UK, India and Thailand). And, in many cases, I have to buy more material than I need for a single piece - for instance, I have to buy a 16 inch strand even if I only need a couple of inches worth of beads.

TIME spent on estimates, design, sketch and photography, locating materials and convos will be reflected in the cost of a custom piece.

The project needs to be defined, i.e., type of design, materials, budget. Then, I will work up an estimate. If necessary, I will take photos or do a sketch. Once that price and piece are agreed upon, customer pays at least 50% up front, with the final payment due before the piece is shipped.

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 2 days of purchase

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

When will my order ship?

IN STOCK items ship in 1 to 2 business days. We convo customers after each order and your delivery time will be confirmed in this communication.

Please allow 4 to 5 weeks for CUSTOM pieces - although actual production is less for most orders.

Production time of 1 to 2 weeks is considered RUSH and if we can accommodate this quick turnaround for you, a fee of $50 to $75 will apply. Please convo us before ordering to confirm that we can meet your deadline.

How do I determine my ring size?

Visit your local jeweler and have your finger sized. Then, then try on several rings in the width you are considering to confirm the fit. Wider rings (7mm - 11mm) fit more snugly than narrow bands. Our video illustrates this:

Under no circumstances do we recommend using online paper measurements as they do not provide accurate measurements.

I live in the Chicago area, can we meet in person to look at your work?

We do not have a retail store where we can meet customers. Our business is run from a small studio and for insurance purposes we cannot allow customers in the workspace. Selling online allows us to keep prices low and customer service high. When necessary, we discuss projects over the phone but time constraints prohibit us from meeting with customers in person.

Do you engrave rings?

We do not offer engraving at this time. However, our rings can be easily engraved by a commercial jeweler or at a mall kiosk.

I ordered the wrong size, can I exchange the ring or get a refund?

CUSTOM rings cannot be returned or refunded.

IN STOCK rings may be returned for full refund (less shipping charges) if the ring is sent back to us within 10 days, unworn, in the original packaging. We ask that you contact us within 3 days of deliver to notify us that you will returning an IN STOCK item.

Do you resize rings?

Generally, no. We can re-size SOME rings, and this is done on a case-by-case basis. Because re-sizing is a labor intensive process, we do charge a fee, which is determined by the type of ring and the materials and time required.

My ring doesn’t look like the listing photograph, what can I do?

Contact us immediately if you are not happy with the appearance of your ring. We will modify the piece to suit your needs.

Will the oxidized finish wear off? How long does it take?

If you are worried about the oxidation wearing off, we do not recommend purchasing an oxidized piece, especially a ring that will be worn on a daily basis. The oxidation WILL WEAR OFF and we cannot predict the rate at which it will do so. Soaps and detergents will take off oxidation. Taking oxidized jewelry off during hand washing, swimming, showers and sleep will help preserve the oxidized color. Every person has different body chemistry and will react to silver (and whatever alloys are in sterling silver) differently.

Our oxidized designs have a coating of industrial lacquer to protect the oxidized color. Still, oxidized rings can begin to wear in as quickly as a few days for some people.

What is black rhodium? Will it wear off?

Black rhodium is a metal and we plate some of our designs with it to achieve a solid, dark gray, almost black, color. It is more durable than oxidation but it will still wear off over time, especially in rings worn daily.

Can you use my stone to make a piece of jewelry?

We do not work with customer’s gemstones or other materials for a number of reasons including liability for materials in transit as well as replacement for stones damaged during setting.