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My handcrafted rings are made with premium pigments and are assembled with glow inserts capable of a bright glow from just sunlight.
My handcrafted rings are made with premium pigments and are assembled with glow inserts capable of a bright glow from just sunlight.
My handcrafted rings are made with premium pigments and are assembled with glow inserts capable of a bright glow from just sunlight.
135 backers pledged $9,006 to help bring this project to life.

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The jewelry industry is one of the most competitive industries around, and I've realized that most of the biggest vendors have held their place by offering the largest gemstones or the most expensive metals. What I've also realized is that the times are changing and people are not as concerned about the price tag, but rather the rarity and uniqueness of the things they own, especially if one of those unique factors is passionately being made by hand. 

My first experience with buying glow rings was unpleasant. The ring that I bought was created entirely by a machine. It lacked a proper finish, the glow was weak, and most importantly it was extremely uncomfortable. There was nothing about wearing the ring to be proud of. It was then that I realized that if I truly wanted to wear the rings that I had imagined, I was going to need to make them myself.

I originally came from a 3D artist background which gave me a natural eye for unique materials and designs that can be applied to the real world. It was with the help of Carbon 6 Rings, Parallax Jewelry, and PatrickAdairDesigns that I was able to apply this to the art of ring making. Carbon 6 taught me expert techniques one-on-one in creating my own materials from scratch, cutting them into rings, and giving them the best hand finish to ensure that the result was a comfortable, luxury ring. 

My interest stemmed from materials that glowed and I wanted to find a way to reimagine glow rings without hurting the most important part; the glow. The issue with most glow rings is that when they are not glowing, they are either transparent or simply aren't even remotely as appealing as when they're lit up. I found a way to mix resin, premium pigments, and glow powder to create a unique Splash design that glows on the inside and outside. For my unique planetary Mars and Venus ring designs, lining them with glow resin was the perfect way to create a ring that could glow without any visual downsides. The glow liners are extremely comfortable and the material used to make the glow is the same that you'll find in luxury Swiss watches. 

The "Haze" ring, our first true experiment with exterior glow rings
The "Haze" ring, our first true experiment with exterior glow rings

Oxu glow rings solve an issue that many glow rings suffer; shine duration. Many glow rings require long exposure to sunlight or a UV flashlight in order to achieve a dim glow that lasts a short period of time. Our rings achieve their glow within moments of exposure to sunlight or a UV flashlight. The longer the charge, the brighter and longer your ring will glow. The best part is that our rings are rechargeable for a minimum of 10 years. Not a single battery will ever be needed to get these glowing.

It has taken a lot of time and money to get my rings and designs to where they are now. I need your help in order to experiment with new design ideas, purchase materials in bulk, and obtain the tools necessary to operate in a more cost-efficient and higher quality manner.  

To show my appreciation for your support, each pledge comes with one or more handcrafted rings depending on the amount that you contribute. This Kickstarter is the largest step for Oxu Jewelry yet, and with your help we can continue to make big leaps faster than ever.

Along with the three designs which are leading this campaign, I have decided to list my most prestigious rings to higher contributors as well. These range from my extremely rare Opal rings all the way to Silver lined Mokume Gane rings.

NOTE: PLEASE READ THE DETAILS OF EACH TIER: The Mars and Venus rings do NOT glow on their own. If you want your ring to glow, be sure to pick the tier that specifically states that it is a GLOW ring! 

STRETCH GOAL #1: The Pluto (The design is subject to change anytime before its official launch after the Kickstarter)

 STRETCH GOAL #2: The Official Oxu YouTube Channel

 STRETCH GOAL #3: TEASER ANNOUNCEMENT

 STRETCH GOAL #4: Galaxy Inlay Rings [IN DEVELOPMENT]

STRETCH GOAL #5 [achieved in final 30 minutes]: TEASER COMING SOON... go to OxuJewelry.com and sign up for our newsletter or follow @oxu_jewelry on Instagram to see when its teaser is posted!

Risks and challenges

Many of the materials used for these rings are made by hand and every ring is made by hand. A lot of time and effort goes into perfecting each ring so there is always the chance that the goal will be surpassed by an amount that will be challenging to deliver on. The other expected risk is the chance of machinery or miscellaneous tools breaking. These risks would certainly be a set back, but are all things that have been taken into consideration in the many steps that have led up to the launch of this campaign.

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    Humble Benefactor

    I appreciate every cent that people offer to support what I do. Couldn't have done this without you and hopefully I'll be making you a ring in the future!

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    Earliest Bird

    FOUNDERS SPECIAL: For being one of the first to support Oxu, be the first to snag our exclusive Mars or Venus ring

    Comes in sizes 4-14 (US Standard)

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    Earliest Phoenix

    FOUNDERS SPECIAL: For being one of the first to support Oxu, be the first to snag our exclusive Splash / Mars or Venus rings with GLOW!

    Comes in sizes 4-14 (US Standard)

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    Early Bird

    Didn't make the first cut? No big deal, here's another chance to earn a special deal on the Mars or Venus ring!

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    Mars or Venus Ring

    A hand made and finished Mars or Venus ring. Each ring is polished with high quality gloss, leaving it with an excellent finish.

    The Venus is made using a variety of premium pigments and powders, all of which compliment each other beautifully. The dark blue mixed with purple and rose gold accents serves to create a swirl of color with the perfect amount of contrast to mimic a beautiful nebula. When light hits it, an array of stars can also be seen throughout the ring!

    The Mars ring's design is similar to the Venus but with an entirely different color palette. The Mars ring is created through an even larger mixture of premium pigments than the Venus to create a colorful clash with the black base. The result of this mixture is a beautifully dark ring with red tones throughout. A variety of accents can be seen as you turn it in the light!

    Comes in sizes 4-14 (US Standard)

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    Early Phoenix

    Didn't make the first cut? No big deal, here's another chance to earn a special deal on the Splash / Mars or Venus ring WITH GLOW!

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    Neon Splash / Mars Glow/Venus Glow Ring

    Want to truly capture the power of the universe? Our glow inserts are made from the same non-toxic material seen in luxury Swiss watches. The glow can be charged with light from the sun or a UV flashlight. No battery needed + it will stay rechargeable for over 10 years guaranteed.

    The Neon Splash is a ring made ENTIRELY out of orange and pink glow which is combined in a swirl to give it a splash effect. Leave it out in the sun for a few moments and bring it into the dark to watch it light up in your hand.

    The Mars and Venus rings truly shine when assembled with one of our high quality glow inserts. Choose your favorite color and watch in amazement as your finger is lit up by your Mars or Venus ring.
    Glow options are orange, green, blue, purple, and aqua.

    Comes in sizes 4-14 (US Standard)

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    Couple Package - x2 Venus / Mars rings

    Two Venus or Mars rings + save $10! The sizes can vary and so can the choice of ring. Any of our rings make for excellent gifts for friends, family, or significant others.

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    Opal Ring

    LIMITED OPTION: Oxu Jewelry is one of the few ring sellers that makes rings entirely out of this new type of opal.

    Each opal ring is handcrafted and finished with intense care. The opal is extremely iridescent meaning that as you rotate it, its colors will change as the light hits it from different angles. These are not rings that you will come by easily!
    Each color option has similar color spectrums within but has a different base color.

    Comes in sizes 4-14 (US Standard)

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    • White Opal Ring, Green Opal Ring, or Rainbow Opal Ring
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    Glowing Couple Package

    Darkness isn't an excuse to not have your style be seen. The Glowing Couple Package saves you $10 and gives you x2 rings of your choice between the Neon Splash Glow Ring, the Mars Glow Ring and the Venus Glow Ring. Pick any combination of the three and get ready to glow together.

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    Silver Surfer

    Silver is confirmed to be on Venus and Mars. If you're looking for an even more premium feeling ring silver is for you. This tier includes either a Mars ring, Venus ring, or Neon Splash Glow ring lined with Sterling .925 Silver. Silver will make your ring feel comfortably weighty along with offering a mirror finish. Comfortable, and classy, the silver insert is the perfect fit for anyone who prefers the classiest options for their jewelry

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    Opal Couple Package

    Pick any two rings from our selection of opal rings and save $10 while you're at it!

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    Nuclear Family

    Glow it up with you and three others with this bundle + save $40! Choose from any of the glow ring options for four people total!

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    Silver Couple

    Two rings of your choice between the Mars ring, Venus ring, and Neon Splash Glow ring, both lined with beautiful polished .925 sterling silver. Save $20 with this option!

    Comes in sizes 4-14 (US Standard)

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    The Emperor / Empress - Mokume Gane Ring

    Mokume Gane is Japanese for "wood grain gold." It is made by smelting a variety of metals together and twisting them to mimic the appearance of wood. Instead of melting, Mokume patinas with acid, leaving behind beautiful striations with a large array of colors. The striations will continue to grow in vibrance as time goes on, meaning this is a ring that grows with you! All of our Mokume is made in America with Vegas Forge's top quality metal. You will not find a Mokume ring of this quality cheaper anywhere else!

    Comes in sizes 4-14 (US Standard)

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    Silver / Glow lined Emperor / Empress

    Mokume Gane is a luxury metal that seemed like it could not get much better until we offered it with a silver liner. A ring this deluxe and exotic can serve from the perfect luxury ring all the way to the perfect wedding band. If silver is not your preference, feel free to choose a glow color of your choice instead!

    Comes in sizes 4-14 (US Standard)

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    Royal Bundle

    Save $30 as you feel the power of royalty on your finger. This bundle includes TWO Mokume Gane rings, the perfect gift for couples.

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    Royal Couple Package

    $50 saved with this opportunity to get x2 Mokume Gane rings, both lined with silver or glow liner of your choice. This package is the perfect option for couples looking for wedding rings or simply two people looking for the most deluxe exotic ring that their money can buy.

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    The Royal Family

    FOUR Mokume Gane rings with $100 saved ($25 off PER ring!).

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    The Chosen Ones

    $150 saved, FOUR Mokume Gane rings ALL lined with silver or the glow of your choice, and my eternal gratitude for being the largest contributors to my business's launch. Obtaining these rings with savings this large will not be an option in the future, get them while you can!

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Funding period

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