Iridium (Ir) 24 karat ring
Iridium ring -- 24 karat (99.95% pure)
There something else very special about iridium. Most of the iridium in the earth's crust is thought to have come from outer space via meteorites as it is so dense that most native iridium is postulated to have sunk to the earth's core when our young planet was a molten ball of magma. Its relatively high concentration in meteorites and the K-T boundary of the earth's crust as coupled in the Alvarez hypothesis support these assertions. If you want a wedding band cast from a pure precious metal that rained down from the heavens 65 million years ago in a ball of fire so devastating that it ended the dinosaurs reign on earth, passing the torch on to mammals and ultimately to man (and woman!); one that is among that is among the rarest, hardest and most corrosion resistant metals in the universe; and certainly one that will reflect a pure, timeless love as boundless as the universe from which it came, then we believe this is your ring.
Our first batch of 24 karat, 99.95% pure iridium rings have been cast in the most common US men's sizes 8-12, with at least two initially available in each of these sizes. Our prototype had a minor surface pitting issue which we detailed in our blog posts over this past winter. Fortunately with a longer melting time used for this batch, it is no longer much of an issue, though occasional tiny imperfections do occur. The inner circumference of our rings are inscribed with RWMM - Ir .9995 - XXXX, reflecting our brand, the element symbol, purity (99.95%) and XXXX is a four digit serial number which is unique for each ring. These rings cannot be re-sized, but as with our other products we will allow up to 30 days for returns in case it doesn't fit or you don't love it for any reason.
Each ring will be shipped with an assay certificate, our custom ring box and with our velvet logo bag. If you are not completely satisfied with any purchase from us, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund (buyer to pay return shipping). Domestic shipping is free for all orders over $199 (enter code free shipping at checkout). For orders of $199 or under, domestic shipping is $9.95. International shipping is now via USPS international priority express and costs $45 for shipments up to a pound (9 one ounce ingots or less including packaging materials) and $10 for each additional pound.