Crafted Coin Rings

Do You Accept Credit Cards?

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Questions

Yes!  I accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

I have a Quickbooks Intuit Account™ that allows me to send you an e-invoice which has a link in the e-invoice where you can select to pay with your credit card.  It is a very easy and seemless system.

Do you Charge for Shipping?

I offer free USPS First Class Package shipping in the United States.

At this time, I do not ship outside the United States.

I can upgrade shipping but it will no longer be free shipping.


When Do I pay for a Coin Ring?

I require all commissioned coin rings to be paid up front.

Ideally, the process would look like the following:

Step 1: Customer contacts me with questions related to coin ring.

Step 2: We discus options.

Step 3: Once customer is happy and wishes to place an order, I will create an e-invoice and send it to the customer's email.

Step 4: Customer pays through the e-invoice Pay link.

Step 5: I order the coin (if not in stock) and create the coin ring (if not in stock).

Step 6: I Send customer a few pictures of the finished coin ring to make sure customer is happy with band shape, patinia or polished finish.

Step 7: After customer replies via email with their approval of finishing touches, I will ship the coin ring.  I will email customer tracking information.

How do I find out my ring size?

If you do not currently know, I recommend going to a quality jewelry store so they can size your finger.  Places like Kmart and Walmart will likely not give you accurate sizes, even if they claim too.  I've tried on the same size at these stores and they all were different.

I highly recommend taking a picture of the instrument your using so I can get as close as possible to your size.

You are responsible for providing me an accurate ring size.  If I make the ring to the size you specify and it does not fit when you receive the ring, I will resize it for free (if possible).  Contact me before sending your ring back for resizing.  You are responsible for shipping charges for sending the ring to me, I will pay the shipping charges for sending the ring to you.

How are Coin Rings Sized?

There is always a taper associated with double sized coin rings.  This taper will either show up on the inside or on the outside.  This is due to the outer edge of the coin being thicker than the center of the coin, which will become the outer edge of the ring when it is finished.

Rather than end up with the taper on the outside where it would dimish the ring's appearance, I choose to leave the taper on the inside.  This produces a more symmetrical looking ring when worn.  When I measure the ring I go by the end of the ring with the smallest diameter to determine the size.

Commissioned Orders

The majority of coin rings offered by me are sold at Tamarack, if your looking for a custom and personalized order you can commission me to create a custom coin ring for you.

The time frame will largely depend on the coin ring in question, please ask me when discusing the order so there is no confusion.

Refunds and Exchanges?

When a coin ring is commissioned for you, I will do whatever is possible to remedy a problem within reason.  But I cannot offer a Refund or Exchange on something I made just for you.

Please be aware that the minting of coins is not a perfect process and various structural defects can be hidden in the coin that will appear during the coin ring creation process.

If you sent me a coin to be made into a coin ring and something goes wrong, I will refund you the full price of the comission and send you the coin back.  I will do everything I can within reason to fix any problems that arise.

Metal Sensitivity

Allergic reactions: There is no way for me to be 100% certain how anyone will react to a certain material.  If a person knows for certain they have a allergic reaction to a specific material then I recommend they choose a coin ring made from an alternate material.  I do my best to inform my customer to the metal content of the coin ring before a purchase is made.

Special Note: A coin ring with a patina can sometimes leave a black mark on the finger where worn.  If the mark is caused by the patina, the effect will often dimish over time as the patina wears off on the inside band.

I can patina just the outside of the coin ring and I actually recommend this process to help avoid this effect.

Are Coin Rings Legal?

Section 331 of Title 18 of the United States code provides criminal penalties for anyone who "fraudulently alters, defaces, multilates impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the Mints of the United States."

This statute means that you may be violating the law if you change the appearance of the coin AND fraudulently represent it to be other than the altered coin that it is.

As a matter of policy, the U.S. Mint does not promote coloring, plating or altering U.S. coinage: however, there is no sanctions against such activity absent fraudulent intent.

Source:

United States Treasury (www.treasury.gov)