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Bruce Boone - our titanium odyssey

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AtlantaC

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I found the kind of wedding ring I wanted -- two outer bands of smooth high polish and an inner band with a hammered finish. The first version I found was at BN, listed at $1200, found another at BB&B ($don't ask). I was a little partial to platinum as a result of the process of securing my fiancee's e-ring, but I couldn't stomach the thought of paying that kind of money. Then, I found Bruce Boone of http://www.boonerings.com, who had some nice mentions here on Pricescope. After a couple of emails, he was confident he could make what I was looking for even though it wasn't specifically listed as an example on his site. My fiancee was concerned about titanium because the titanium rings we had seen in stores were all that dark, gunmetal color. When I discovered Bruce's workshop was nearby, I called him up and got the ok to come by and have a look in person with my fiancee.

Let me tell you his website photos are on the money. He speculated that the darker titanium rings must simply be a different quality of titanium. We loved looking at the samples he showed us and decided to order the ring right there. Then, he asked us if we wanted to watch! We were a little surprised..."You mean now?". "Sure!"

We went to Bruce's workshop and got quite an education. We really enjoyed talking to Bruce about his art, and he showed us at least one example of just about everything you can find on his site. We got to see my ring made, start to finish. He puts a lot of work into each one of his creations, and keeps very high standards. What follows is the photo journal of that process.

If you find something similar to what you want at Boone Rings, I'd encourage you to contact him and see what he can do. We love the ring and the education!

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AtlantaC

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and just so you know...titanium isn't nearly as impossible to cut as people seem to think. BTW, that is not my ring

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sevens one

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This is the coolest thing ever. Thanks for sharing the story and photos. I love titanium. Thought about it for the old man. I'll have to check out Boone.
Must have been great to see the creation from start to finish.
 

mrs jam

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What an awesome experience to actually be able to watch your ring being "born!"
 

AtlantaC

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Thanks! We certainly thought it was cool! And I forgot one of the kickers...his rings cost a very low fraction of the platinum and about 1/3 of what it would've cost me in white gold!
 

quaeritur

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Thanks so much for sharing your experience!!! Now I'm even more impatient to get my Boone ring
Congrats on getting such a unique and beautifully crafted wedding band!
 

diamondlil

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Wow, what a great experience and nice pics too! Titanium is really becoming popular. My husband got a titanium bracelet a couple of years ago. He wears it so often, I just got him a titanium wedding band with 2 yellow gold inlays for our 18th anniversary. Now he has a few wedding bands that he trades off depending on his attire and activity. That sounds just like a woman doesn't it?





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Mara

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Great story!!! My husband has a tension set ring from Bruce and it's top notch. He gets compliments on it all the time, plus the service Bruce gives is excellent. Congrats and great looking ring.
 
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