The Richter Scale Rings Story


Richter Scale rings actually came about almost by accident. Yup, accident(almost). I was in my shop working on an unrelated project when, fed up with bland, boring jewelry chain men's rings, I had a burst of inspiration for a different ring design, so without even making a sketch, I dropped everything I was doing and went to work. Before long, the "Origin" ring was finished. I fell in love with the design, and with jewelry making. I knew I had to share this ring with the world! So, without any clue what I was doing, I took some awful pictures and listed the ring for sale. Much to my surprise, the ring soon sold! From then on, I knew I had to rid the world of boring chain store rings.


Before I even dreamed of making wedding bands, I got married. I had one of those soulless tungsten bands, you know, the type that looks like every other ring ever made. There was no story, no background, no real thought even put into my ring. fast forward years to now, I'm still married to my wonderful wife, and she still has her gorgeous vintage ring that was passed down from my great-grandmother. Now I have Richter Scale Rings. The rings I make aren't 50+ years old, but they sure as heck aren't boring!

Each ring here has a story behind it, whether it's made from a super modern titanium alloy used in spacecraft, or old as the stones used for my inlays, there is no boring here. Every ring is handcrafted to order, just for you. Character and stories are the building blocks.

You have a story, shouldn't your ring?

Meet the Team


I am the designer and creator of everything at Richter Scale Rings. I live for unique designs in exotic materials produced to exacting standards. I am a self-taught jeweler, and I strive every day to grow and learn.

Prior to Richter Scale Rings, I spent 11 years as a machinist manufacturing precision aircraft parts. Today I take the same precise, quality-focused approach to making rings as I did making components that people trusted their lives to.



Kristen is my wonderful wife who tackles the necessary behind the scenes stuff (accounting, bookkeeping, and all that painful stuff) to keep things running smoothly so I can focus on the innovation and entrepreneurial side of things. She helps out in the shop making our custom packaging and handles shipping too. All that while being a full time mom to boot!




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