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How Did We Learn About Manly Bands?
Our blog post about silicone rings had already been getting a lot of interest from our audience. So I got to wondering what other unique options might be out there for wedding rings.
I first saw an ad from Manly Bands pop up in my Instagram feed a month or so ago. While I can’t recall which ring it was, I remember thinking that it was very unique without being too flashy.
I checked out their site and was blown away by the ring options they had (meteorite?!).
They do offer a few standard materials like gold. But you’re more likely to see tungsten, damascus steel, carbon fiber, koa wood, turquoise, or deer antler in their wedding rings.
I felt like they’d be perfect for a groom-to-be who’s looking for something out of the ordinary to mark his marriage.
They truly have something that will fit any wedding budget. Since many of them do not use precious metals like gold or platinum, you’ll see several options that are more affordable than a standard gold band. You can also spend quite a bit more if extremely rare materials are more your style.
I wanted to find out more about the Manly Bands brand and their rings, so I did a Q&A with CEO/Founder Johnathan Ruggiero.
Read on to see what he had to say — my questions are in bold and Johnathan’s answers are in italics.
Q: What inspired you to start making rings with the materials and designs that you use?
A: When I was getting married, the choices I had for my own wedding ring were pretty boring. I remember only having a few different traditional styles to choose from. I saw how excited my future wife was when choosing her ring. There were so many different styles for her to choose from. I wanted that experience, and so did most of the guys I spoke to. So we were inspired to change that so guys could get just as excited about the wedding band they were going to wear.
Q: What kind of customers tend to gravitate towards a non-traditional wedding band?
Q: Why should someone buy one of your rings rather than a “normal” gold band?
Q: What would you say is the most unique material and/or design you’ve ever used?
Q: What are a few of your best sellers?
[Editor’s note: I’m also a big fan of their line of Damascus Steel rings, which are surprisingly affordable given their distinctive look].
Q: If someone is looking to spend $100-200 on a ring, what rings would you suggest for them?
Q: What kinds of designs do you have that resemble a traditional ring but still have subtle enhancements to them?
Q: How do you ensure quality and fit on a customized design?
Q: What’s your return policy like if a ring doesn’t come out just the way someone wanted?
Q: What materials would be on your wishlist for future ring designs?
Big thanks to the Manly Bands team for taking the time to give us these detailed answers. I recommend checking out what they’ve got to offer for one of a kind wedding bands.
Got any out-there dream materials you’d like to seem them make a ring from? Post to the comments and we’ll pass the suggestions along.