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Boone Titanium Rings

Georgia, United States · 765 Sales

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Boone Titanium Rings

Georgia, United States 765 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(231)

Announcement   The Wood inlay Titanium ring is something we came up with and perfected. We had them a full three years before imitators. We invite the consumer to investigate with a search of an Internet archive or the patent office as to this claim. We were also first to offer titanium with stone inlays, titanium with carbon fiber inlays, and titanium with mokume inlays. Although our rings are often imitated, they are never duplicated.

Boone Titanium Rings is the industry leader in Meteorite inlay rings, Carbon Fiber inlay rings, Stone inlay rings, and Hardwood inlay rings, all made into inert and stylish titanium rings. We are one of the leaders in titanium tension sets, making the tough asymmetric designs that others can't do. Our exclusive Mokumanium® rings have 3D texture, yet are made completely from titanium, so are inert and strong. We are one of the few suppliers of a complete line of Black Zirconium rings, including tension set rings. We lead the industry in Mokume Gane and Damascus Steel inlay rings and other precious metal inlays, and the new hot white metal to watch for, Palladium. We now offer Tungsten Carbide rings, a full line of Cobalt Chrome and Stainless Steel rings.

Titanium rings have distinct advantages over rings made of other materials. Titanium is much harder than gold, silver, or platinum, and it resists the dents or dings they get. For this reason, many people with gold rings also get titanium rings for everyday use. The finish doesn't tarnish, and it's much less expensive than platinum. Titanium is used as a lining for acid tanks because it is so inert. You won't find any allergic reactions or skin discoloration from it. This is why titanium is used in bone implants and medical devices. The first thing you will notice about these rings is the weight. Titanium rings weigh one third of the weight of the same rings in platinum or tungsten. They are so light and comfortable, you'll feel as though you're not wearing a ring at all. My titanium rings are crafted from 6AL4V aerospace grade titanium for strength. I also make rings in a super 8-1-1 grade as well. Both are considered grade 5 titanium. We also make a line of pretty fancy Titanium Pens.

Our Titanium rings are cut by machine but worked and finished by hand.
We make our own stuff, which is unusual in this business. Rings are proudly made by us here in the USA.

· Turnaround time is HOURS or DAYS not WEEKS or MONTHS. This includes inlay rings and engagement rings.
Ask me about "Ring Finish Examples" photos for viewing examples of my ring finishes.

Announcement

The Wood inlay Titanium ring is something we came up with and perfected. We had them a full three years before imitators. We invite the consumer to investigate with a search of an Internet archive or the patent office as to this claim. We were also first to offer titanium with stone inlays, titanium with carbon fiber inlays, and titanium with mokume inlays. Although our rings are often imitated, they are never duplicated.

Boone Titanium Rings is the industry leader in Meteorite inlay rings, Carbon Fiber inlay rings, Stone inlay rings, and Hardwood inlay rings, all made into inert and stylish titanium rings. We are one of the leaders in titanium tension sets, making the tough asymmetric designs that others can't do. Our exclusive Mokumanium® rings have 3D texture, yet are made completely from titanium, so are inert and strong. We are one of the few suppliers of a complete line of Black Zirconium rings, including tension set rings. We lead the industry in Mokume Gane and Damascus Steel inlay rings and other precious metal inlays, and the new hot white metal to watch for, Palladium. We now offer Tungsten Carbide rings, a full line of Cobalt Chrome and Stainless Steel rings.

Titanium rings have distinct advantages over rings made of other materials. Titanium is much harder than gold, silver, or platinum, and it resists the dents or dings they get. For this reason, many people with gold rings also get titanium rings for everyday use. The finish doesn't tarnish, and it's much less expensive than platinum. Titanium is used as a lining for acid tanks because it is so inert. You won't find any allergic reactions or skin discoloration from it. This is why titanium is used in bone implants and medical devices. The first thing you will notice about these rings is the weight. Titanium rings weigh one third of the weight of the same rings in platinum or tungsten. They are so light and comfortable, you'll feel as though you're not wearing a ring at all. My titanium rings are crafted from 6AL4V aerospace grade titanium for strength. I also make rings in a super 8-1-1 grade as well. Both are considered grade 5 titanium. We also make a line of pretty fancy Titanium Pens.

Our Titanium rings are cut by machine but worked and finished by hand.
We make our own stuff, which is unusual in this business. Rings are proudly made by us here in the USA.

· Turnaround time is HOURS or DAYS not WEEKS or MONTHS. This includes inlay rings and engagement rings.
Ask me about "Ring Finish Examples" photos for viewing examples of my ring finishes.

Bruce Boone

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Bruce Boone

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(231)
magpiesmiscellany

magpiesmiscellany on Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So unusual, a combination of my two favorite things to work with, love them. And the shop was extremely nice about delaying shipping so the package wouldn't be sitting while I was away.

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 25, 2013
Look in the "Ring Finish Examples" section of my SHOP to view examples of my ring finishes.

Resizing.
Boone Titanium Rings are made to very tight tolerances. Sizing is normally made to theoretical sizing to within about 1/3 of a width of hair. Unfortunately, most jewelers don't work to such tolerances. It pays to get multiple fittings with metal sizing rings. The tapered rod measuring method doesn't take width or internal radii into account, so are sometimes off. Using paper or plastic sizers will definitely give poor results; sometimes several sizes off. We will resize Signature Series rings once at no cost for 30 days. You just pay for return shipping. Others would be subject to a 20% remake fee with the exception of precious metal and mokume inlay rings, which would be subject to a 35% restock fee to help offset material costs.

Reworking.
We can add accent lines, change the width, make the ring with less curvature, add bevels, or change the internal radius. Again, return it within 30 days at no charge. Just pay return shipping.

Refinishing.
Lifetime refinishing is free of charge. We can also change any finish to almost any other. Some rings with multiple finishes may have physical constraints preventing certain finishes in some locations. Just ask.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment must be received within 3 days of purchase. All payments must clear before the item is shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refund. We offer a refund up to 30 days after delivery. Returns for refund are subject to a 20% restock fee or 35% if there is a precious metal or mokume inlay. Shipping fees are not included. Custom rings are non-refundable.

This warranty is applicable to the ring only. This includes CZ's. Damage or loss of precious stones are not covered by this warranty. Such stones should be covered by your homeowners policy. Please note that it may not be possible to resize or rework some tension set rings without recrafting the ring. The 20% remake fee would apply in that case.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: I am allergic to gold. Will titanium be better on my skin?
A: Yes, titanium is more inert than most metals. People with reactions to gold will have no reaction to titanium.

Q: You use 6Al4V titanium. What is it and what about the other grades I've been hearing about?
A: The 6Al4V titanium is an alloy with 6% Aluminum and 4% Vanadium added for strength. The alloy is used extensively in aerospace. Pure titanium, also called Ti999 or Commercially Pure Titanium is relatively soft. It makes for good hip joint implants, but will not stand up as well as 6/4 in a ring. The other common alloy, 6/6/2 contains tin. There are a lot of different alloys containing tin coming from old Russian subs. The tin tends to make the metal "gummy" to machine, and it doesn't finish as well. I use an 8-1-1 alloy for my upgraded rings, which contains Aluminum, Vanadium, and Molybdenum. It has the upgraded strength without the tin.

Q: What is Pay Pal and how does it work?
A: Pay Pal is an internet money transfer service. You simply sign up with them (open an account) and they can transfer money from your credit card to my Pay Pal account (which is the same as my E-mail address.) The money is transferred instantly and there are no transaction fees. It is usually used by people with online auctions. Pay Pal uses the float in the money to invest just like banks do. When you consider that most people might have a few hundred dollars in their account, and there are millions of customers, you can see that it's a pretty solid investment. I've had no problem with it other than a new customer has a credit limit until their E-mail and address can be confirmed. To sign up, just go to PayPal.com.

Q: What about cutting off a titanium or tungsten carbide in case of an accident?
A: The very first thing I did when I started making titanium rings is cut them off of my own finger by different methods. Titanium is about as hard as stainless steel, so things that cut steel such as a hacksaw or Dremel tool can be used. Titanium has a reputation of being stronger than steel. It's not necessarily so. It's the high strength to weight ratio that is the reason it is used in aerospace applications. I've had a customer that did have to get one cut off. They were able to remove it without a problem, and she ordered another titanium ring! Tungsten Carbide rings are so hard that they cannot be cut, but they are made from powder, so they are relatively fragile like ceramic, and can be cracked off by squeezing them in a vise or visegrips.

Q: Can you do engraving?
A: Yes, I can do inside ring engraving. I have a computerized engraving machine, so I am able to do different fonts and can scale them to fit. A general rule of thumb is to use a maximum of around 30 characters to keep the letters large enough to read well.

Q: Can the ring be resized?
A: Because of the harder material, stretching titanium rings is a lot tougher than gold, but it can be done. I am able to stretch most rings or machine a slight amount of material out of a ring to increase it's size about 1/4 size, I cannot go down in size. It would take making another ring. If you get your ring and find that it doesn't fit, send it back with a few bucks for return shipping and I'll take care of it. Inlay rings, Mokumanium rings, and tension sets having to be remade would incur a 20% remake fee.

Q: Can you do a comfort fit?
A: Yes, a comfort fit, where the inner corners are rounded an extra amount is available at no extra charge. Most rings come that way unless a straight fit is specified.

Q: What stones are available?
A: I can do synthetic stones in any of the 12 birthstones which would be included in the tension setting costs, or I could do genuine stones, including diamonds. An additional cost of $5 to more than $120 is a good ballpark for gemstones, depending on the stone and size you want. Diamonds go from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Just give me as much info on size, quality, color, and pricing guidelines as you can. I can help find the stone you are looking for. The synthetic stones are of very good quality and I personally can't tell the difference between those and genuine ones by looking.

Q: How are the rings made? Can you do fancy stuff like bows or like a class ring?
A: Unlike gold rings, which are often cast into fancy shapes, these rings are all machined from solid billet. This limits the possibilities to shapes that are the same profile all the way around (turned shapes), contours that are milled from above such as the Offset Flat Tension Setting, or milled from above with radius cutters such as the Omega rings. I can also do fourth axis designs such the Lines style and the Facets style where a computer controlled rotary table rotates beneath a milling cutter. The possibilities grow when the ring can rotate as the cutter cuts simultaneously.

Q: Do you do inlays?
A: Yes, I can do inlays in gold, silver, platinum, rose gold, white gold, and Mokume materials both into titanium and Mokumanium rings. I am constantly working to come up with new styles (in my "spare" time), so if you don't see what you would like on the site yet, let me know, and I can work with you.

Q: What's the best way to ship my diamond?
A: There are several methods that are tracked and insured such as Express Mail, FedEx, and UPS, as well as registered and insured mail. Diamonds should be SI1 clarity or better.

Q: What is the true color of titanium and Mokumanium?
A: The pictures of the rings vary slightly as to the color of titanium. This is based on digital camera settings and is not a factor of the titanium itself. The pictures were taken in a photographic dome, so they reflect the white walls. One of the closest true to color pictures looks to be Wiiideone in the Signature Series. The titanium is slightly darker than white gold and platinum. It might best be thought of as a chromium toaster's color or the same as a stainless steel refrigerator. Mokumanium is exactly the same color as the titanium. You can't tell a difference by looking, although you can certainly feel the difference in weight.

Q: Can I polish my titanium ring myself?
A: Yes. There are many polishes on the market for stainless steels in either liquid or waxy form that work well on titanium. These can be found in the automotive departments of many chain stores. They can be worked by hand with a cloth, or to speed things up, you can use a Dremel tool with a cotton polishing buff. Just apply the polish to the buff and go to it. If there are heavier scratches, it might take a light sanding with super fine wet sanding paper like 600 grit. For Brushed finishes, all that's necessary is to buff along the grain lines with a ScotchBrite pad. These are the scruffy pads used for pots and pans. This will bring the ring to as new condition any time. Also, don't forget my lifetime refinishing policy, where I'll do it any time you want as well.