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The Tale of Mettle Rings

wedding photo for MettleRings.com

Based on a true story…

Shortly before getting married and having to pick out my wedding ring back in 2013, I was at a friend’s house for a barbecue. It was a hot day so I grabbed one of my favorite tasty beverages to quench my thirst from the depths of the ice-filled cooler.  

I always feel like grabbing a beverage from a cooler full of ice is a lot like getting a toy in a happy meal as a kid. You never know what it is going to be, but you know it’s going to be good.

Turns out it was a bottle of delicious beer from a local micro brewery but the cap was not a twist off. I scrambled to look for a bottle opener but none were in sight.

One of my friends sensing my desperation offered to open it for me. What he did next changed everything…

He opened the beer with his wedding ring!

I was shocked. I immediately asked him how this was possible without damaging his ring and if his wife knew about this. I felt like he was some magical wizard or some ancient and mystical prophet that I needed to learn from.

He went on to inform me that his ring was made out of Tungsten Carbide and that no damage was done to it. Turns out tungsten carbide is one of the hardest materials in existence, right behind diamonds. It also has an extremely high resistance to scratching, and is roughly 10 times harder than 18k gold. So unless you’re trying to open a beer that has a cap made of diamonds you will be fine.

Being recently engaged and without yet having picked my wedding ring out I decided right then and there that I was going to get a tungsten carbide ring and never have to worry about finding a bottle opener ever again.

When my wife and I meet a few weeks later with our jeweler to pick out my ring he asked what I was looking for in a ring. I immediately responded that I wanted a tungsten carbide ring that could open up beer bottles. My wife instantly felt embarrassed and the jeweler didn’t think I was serious. I assured him that I was.

I’ve never been much of a jewelry guy unless you count the slap bracelet phase that I went through in the second grade. If I had to wear a wedding ring to show my love and commitment to my wife, I also wanted it to be practical and useful too.

The first Mettle Ring in the sand

Fast forward to today…

I have been happily married since 2013 and have opened thousand of beer bottles with my original ring. Every time I do so in a group of people, they all look on in amazement. And in almost every group there is at least one person who is looking for a wedding ring and wants to know how to get a ring that can open beer bottles.

All of those curious onlookers has lead to the creation of Mettle Rings. I wanted to give back to my fellow man. Especially those who are about to start the awesome journey of marriage.

Everyone said I was crazy to start a jewelry business with all the other multi-billion dollar companies in the industry, but here I am. Making buying your wedding ring fun and useful!

You will no longer have to guess if your ring will get damaged opening a beer bottle.

You will no longer have to embarrass your finance by asking your jeweler to see his beer opening rings.

And best of all, you will not have to pay an astronomical price for a ring from some stuffy jewelry shop or spend a weekend looking for a ring.  You can browse and order a ring from the comfort of your own home.

Open Any Beer. Anytime. Anywhere.
All while remembering your commitment to the one you love!

Once you order a ring from Mettle Rings we will even send you step by step instructions on how to open your first beer. In fact, we even guarantee that if you can’t open a beer with your ring you can send it back for a full refund or send us a quick email to info@mettlerings.com and we can schedule a free Skype video chat to go over how to open your beer. These meetings are BYOB.

So, sit back. Find your favorite ring. And get ready to make bottle openers a thing of the past!

- Shane 

Shane of Mettle Rings