hinged wedding ring

Hinged Wedding Ring

3 Comments Kirsty Bennett 2 years ago Z Z Reply I love these ideas, I am trying to find wedding rings for myself and my hubby to be . He works offshore and is unable to wear a ring whilst working , however I would like to wear his ring in his absence until he comes home. is there some way a large mans ring could be hinged to be smaller to fit me whilst hes gone ? !Report as spam Mike Nelson Pedde 2 years ago Z Z Reply As someone who has worked moving furniture, worked with fishing nets, in a sawmill/woodwright shop and doing carpentry, wiring and other construction work, I can offer an even better reason forcremoving your rings than scratching someone’s forearm: keeping the finger that’s holding the ring on. Good idea, these. Mike !Report as spam Young 2 years ago Z Z Reply I met Jeff two years ago at Interbike he showed me some early prototypes. His rings Kick butt The level of detail in spot on. The comfort is amazing. Save up your pennies and get one of these or two. !Report as spam
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Hinged Wedding Ring

McWhinney Designs Active Hinged Wedding Rings are highly engineered, CNC Machined, high performance mechanical pieces – precise, beautiful and practical. The hinged design is perfect for men with active lifestyles because it allows for a comfortable, properly fitting ring that is easy to remove for sports, work, bathing and sleep. Made in the USA using U.S. made aircraft grade 6Al-4V Titanium. To learn more visit: mcwhinneydesigns.com
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Hinged Wedding Ring

I love these ideas, I am trying to find wedding rings for myself and my hubby to be . He works offshore and is unable to wear a ring whilst working , however I would like to wear his ring in his absence until he comes home. is there some way a large mans ring could be hinged to be smaller to fit me whilst hes gone ? !Report as spam
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Hinged Wedding Ring

This mens wedding band is ideal for active husbands with busy hands. Designed by Jeff McWhinney, the these durable wedding rings offer more choice compared to the plethora of options available to women. Inspired by the lack of diversity in the world of mens wedding bands, the California based designer and machinist got to work. McWhinney’s rings include a locking mechanism that covers the finger like a clasp, unlike conventional bands which slide over the knuckle with no give. This feature gives the ring a design element while also ensuring a better fit without having to go up a size. The hinged function makes the rings easier to take off as well, and are therefore more adaptable to physical activity.
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Hinged Wedding Ring

And that last issue is a biggie. For athletes and workmen, a wedding ring isn’t just a symbol, it’s a potential liability. At the very least, a wedding band can be uncomfortable for people who lift weights or are extraordinarily active. At worst, though, it can lead to horrifying accidents (with horrifying medical terms such as deglove) and there are way more wedding bands caught in industrial machinery than the likes of Kay Jewelers would want you to know. A ring that’s easier to pop on and off and that can pop free quickly via a hinge makes a lot of sense.
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Hinged Wedding Ring

Finger size is not the same as knuckle size And since a ring has to be large enough to pass over your knuckle first, it is often too large for the base of your finger and will roll or turn when worn. Finger sizes change with the weather, the time of day, physical activity and the seasons. The ring that fits wonderfully in the winter may suddenly become too tight in the summer. Or when you work out. (Hot, perspiring fingers can expand up to 2 sizes). Stress, medications, pregnancy, hormonal changes, arthritis, weight loss or gain, injury, etc. also affect the size of your finger and the way your ring fits.
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Hinged Wedding Ring

And since a ring has to be large enough to pass over your knuckle first, it is often too large for the base of your finger and will roll or turn when worn. Finger sizes change with the weather, the time of day, physical activity and the seasons. The ring that fits wonderfully in the winter may suddenly become too tight in the summer. Or when you work out. (Hot, perspiring fingers can expand up to 2 sizes). Stress, medications, pregnancy, hormonal changes, arthritis, weight loss or gain, injury, etc. also affect the size of your finger and the way your ring fits.
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Hinged Wedding Ring

Additionally, each design features unique, hinged opening mechanisms. This avoids the need for buying an over-sized band to gain knuckle clearance and can be a vital performance and safety feature in many professions or sports- places where all jewelry must be removed prior to activity. It also allows easy removal for washing hands, showering or even sleeping. These special features contribute to functional, modern art pieces that you will enjoy wearing daily.
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All of my designs are first created and tested as 3D models using the most advanced CAD engineering software available. Because there are important dimensional qualities that must be preserved between sizes (e.g.; band thickness and fastener size), each ring size is regionally scaled. This means that no two sizes share like parts. This adds significant programming and manufacturing steps, but ensures that each ring maintains important functional and aesthetic proportions.
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“Its always been a pet peeve of mine that the woman always gets the cool, valuable ring, while the guy gets the afterthought, boring metal band,” he tells Co.Design. “But guys don’t want a blingy diamond on their ring. It’s just not our thing. What we do want is something that is functional, well-made, and kinda trick so we can show it off to our buddies.”
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Every functional part in a McWhinney Designs ring is machined from American made, aircraft grade 6-4 Titanium for its incredible strength, beauty and hypoallergenic qualities. Linkage pivots are made from stainless steel or are directly machined into the Titanium ring parts.
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Since 1993 Superfit, Inc. has provided the fine jewelry industry with the ultimate in precision manufacturing under the most arduous standards of quality and uncompromising detail. Two of their most notable name brands, CliQ® Jewelry and Superfit® Technology, are renowned worldwide as the most sophisticated and sought-after options for difficult to fit knuckles. The patented Superfit® hinge and latch design allows rings to open easily and close securely with an audible “click” at the base of the finger for a true, custom fit. Superfit® Technology allows fine jewelry to be tailored specifically to your body and lifestyle – offering a superior alternative to “off the rack” ring sizing. Over the years, Superfit® Technology has benefited hundreds of thousands of individuals, including style icons who prefer a bespoke fit on the red carpet to ensure their fine jewels present as they were designed and refuse to have their rings spinning around their fingers. Superfit® is also the only choice for professional athletes and those who suffer from arthritis or finger swelling. See your local jeweler for more information about how you can incorporate Superfit® technology into your ring. All Superfit® products are proudly handcrafted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Click here to see the latest styles from CliQ Jewelry. Click here to custom fit your rings.
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There are all sorts of wedding bands available to women: ornate, delicate, filigreed. Look upon the ring fingers of most married men, however, and you’ll likely see the exact same thing. A big, thick, boring slab of metal.
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This past weekend I was at a martial arts training session. With twenty of us in the room, we rotated through partners for the hand drills. One woman neglected to take her wedding ring off, and left me this little gift on my forearm:
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Jeff McWhinney, a machinist and designer from California with a background in bicycle and skateboard design, thought it could be done differently. McWhinney wondered why women always wear their wedding bands while men often don’t, and so he created a line of wedding bands specifically geared to active men, with a unique clamping design that not only looks cool, but can help prevent accidents as well.
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My rings are highly engineered, high performance mechanical pieces- precise, beautiful and rugged. Each ring is designed to have as low-profile and smooth cross-section as the mechanism allows. This gives the wearer the “naked feel” necessary for active sports like cycling, sailing, climbing, golfing, tennis or weight lifting. This also means that common daily activities (like putting a hand in pocket) are smooth and catch free.
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Every ring begins life as a rectangular shaped billet chunk of metal. To achieve the intricate detail unique to my jewelry each piece is machined using a variety of miniature carbide cutting tools on a state of the art Haas 4-Axis CNC mill outfitted with an ultra-precision 30,000-RPM spindle. Most rings require from 12 to 16 different tools to reach their final form. Starting with trochoidal shaped High Speed Machining roughing passes, to tiny drills, reamers and keyseat cutters, the ultimate finishing tools are typically miniature ball shaped endmills which contour out the final details and surfaces. All of the complex machine code (G-Code) generated to drive the 3 and 4-Axis tool paths are created using state of the art CAM software.

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