RUSTICforMEN

Unique, Alternative Rings and Wedding Bands

Prescott, Arizona 1505 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (297)

RUSTICforMEN

Unique, Alternative Rings and Wedding Bands

Prescott, Arizona | 1505 Sales

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Robin Largo

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Robin Largo

Announcement    Check out our VIDEO on how to oxidize your ring at home. Scroll down to the ABOUT section. More Rustic Jewelry at http://www.hotroxcustomjewelry.etsy.com
MILITARY or Active Peace Officers (Police, FBI, Texas Rangers) - If you or your partner is active military/peace officer, please contact us regarding military discount.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 3, 2019

Check out our VIDEO on how to oxidize your ring at home. Scroll down to the ABOUT section. More Rustic Jewelry at http://www.hotroxcustomjewelry.etsy.com
MILITARY or Active Peace Officers (Police, FBI, Texas Rangers) - If you or your partner is active military/peace officer, please contact us regarding military discount.

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About RUSTICforMEN

Sales 1,505
On Etsy since 2015
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.

https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-hot-rox-custom-jewelry/

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 October 30, 2018
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.
http://www.onlineconversion.com/ring_size.htm
http://www.ringsizes.co/

PRODUCTION TIME FOR CUSTOM RINGS IS 5 WEEKS. We ask you to allow 5 weeks, but 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
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.

CUSTOM
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.

PROCESS
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.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
IN STOCK ITEMS
Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me. If you do not love your purchase, contact me within 3 days of receiving it, mail it back to me and I will refund your money, less shipping charges. Please ship the item(s) back to me within 10 days of receiving it in the original box.

Mail returned items to:
Robin Largo
318 N 2nd St.
Libertyville, IL 60048

CUSTOM ORDERS
Custom orders are orders where you have specified your ring size. We make your ring in the size you asked for, in addition to making any modifications to the design that were requested. While we usually cannot refund or exchange your piece, we are happy to work with you as each situation is unique.

Your ring was made for you after you placed your order. I try my best to re-create your ring so it resembles the one in the listing photograph. If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your ring, please contact us immediately. Your satisfaction is our priority and we will do what we can, within reason, to make changes to your piece.

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.
Payment
We accept all forms of payment - Paypal and Etsy's direct payment (credit card) are the most popular. Please convo us if you wish to pay by check. Your order will not ship until the check clears.
Shipping
RusticFORMen is not responsible for delays or problems that occur once your package is in the hands of the United States Post Office. We cannot control or afford to make our customers "whole" when circumstances like weather, carrier error, theft, customs delays etc. cause delays or loss.***

We ship First Class with tracking to orders within the US. We also offer Priority, Priority Express, and insurance for additional fees.

For pricing on other shipping services such as UPS and FedEx, please convo us with your address and timeframe.

***Hot Rox & RusticFORMen uses the United States Post Office (USPS) for shipping and will provide you with a tracking number for your package. If your package is delayed, lost or stolen, please contact the USPS using your tracking number for identification. USPS.com has guidelines for all situations on their website. We are happy to provide you with a receipt if needed but we do not have the manpower to investigate situations of lost, delayed or stolen packages.

INTERNATIONAL - Currently, we ship to USA, UK, Australia, and Canada. As of August 10, 2016, we no longer ship to any other countries because of numerous past issues with customs delays and lost packages.

We use USPS Priority International* which takes 6-10 business days and does NOT have tracking. You will be provided with a Customs number. We will ask for your telephone number after you place your order. Please provide it as it will be printed on the postage label and enable your local post office to contact you, if necessary. If you do not provide us with a telephone number we will use our own telephone number.

If the tracking on your package states that the status is “Delivered” and you have not received it, it is likely at your local post office. Please call them before contacting us. Likely, they are holding your package until VAT is paid. We are not responsible for paying any duty, taxes, VAT or fees. Please be prepared by finding out what the laws are in your country before making a purchase.

This link has some useful information about import taxes and VAT - http://www.dutycalculator.com/dc/145728/bags-footwear-watches-accessories/watches-jewellery/jewellery-of-gold/import-duty-rate-for-importing-jewelry-from-italy-to-united-kingdom-is-4/

When an international package is slow in arriving, it is usually delayed in Customs. Unfortunately, we do not have any way to locate your package or predict how long it will be in customs. Our resources are the same as yours - we suggest you use the Internet to locate the telephone numbers of your local post and/or customs office and follow up with them. Your Customs number will have letters at the beginning and the end. This number is used by Customs and the USPS for identification.

For a quote on shipping with either UPS or FedEx, please convo us with your address and timeframe. Usually, these carriers charge $80-$100 for a guaranteed 2 day delivery to most countries outside the US.
Additional policies and FAQs
OXIDATION is NOT permanent! While I use a commercial lacquer over my oxidized rings, the lacquer and oxidation will wear off. There is no way to predict the rate at which the oxidation will wear off. I have seen it wear off in as little as a week on some people, and on others it can last seven or eight months. It all depends on body chemistry and lifestyle, and is not a defect of the ring. If you are concerned about the change in appearance of the ring, I do not recommend purchasing an oxidized ring.

Skin oils, perspiration and soaps will take off the oxidation more quickly.

Oxidation does not make your skin turn colors when it comes off.

You can oxidize at home with liver of sulphur. Drop a bean sized portion in about 1 cup of hot (but not boiling) water. Then dip your ring (make sure it is clean and dry). You can hold it and watch it turn from golden brown to reddish blue to teal to gray. The texture in the rings allow for different areas to oxidize at different rates resulting in a pleasing color palette.

Antiquing or blackening liquids can be painted on your piece if you want the piece to be dark gray/black. Most of these solutions will darken both silver and gold. Please refer to the instructions or the manufacturer with questions.

BLACK RHODIUM PLATING - Rhodium plating is similar to oxidization in the finished appearance by making the sterling silver a dark charcoal color, however rhodium plating is far more durable and longer lasting. As it is a plating, it will wear over time - the wear time is unique to each individual.

** Please note, although I use thick rhodium layer... as any plating it will
fade over time. You can always send me the ring for renewing the black
plating, for only the shipping costs (about $10)

Hot Rox Custom Jewelry and Hot Rox Rustic for Men are dedicated to providing you with eco-friendly and ethically sourced metal and gemstones. We purchase all metal from Hoover & Strong and Stuller. Both companies are leaders in the jewelry industry and provide 100% recycled metals of the highest quality, made in USA. All Stuller diamonds and colored gemstones are ethically mined and comply with the Kimberley process. Other individual suppliers are vetted to ensure that their goods meet the same standards.

More information

Last updated on Dec 12, 2017
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.

We have plastic ring sizers than can be purchased from our shop. The sizers are only 2-3mm wide so you may have to add 1/2 size if you are purchasing a wider ring.

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 offer free engraving on some styles. However, our engraving equipment is limited to one font, in capital letters and the uneven surface of our designs make it difficult for spacing of letter to be “perfect”. If you prefer a cleaner, more professional look, the ring can be easily engraved by a commercial jeweler or at a mall kiosk where they use more sophisticated (often laser) equipment and more fonts and characters are available.

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.