Hi, I'm Ana Maria. I created Ring Cozy after realizing that I was damaging my engagement ring while working out at the gym.
My ring is valuable to me in more ways than one and since I never want to be without it, I had to come up with a solution to comfortably protect it while keeping it on and staying active.
Ring Cozy has truly become an everyday accessory for me, for work or play, at home or on-the-go, and when you try it I think you'll feel the same way, too.
Here's why you should PUT A RING COZY ON IT:
- You wear a ring that you love, cherish, and honor
- You know that your ring belongs on your finger and not in a gym locker, beach bag, car glove compartment, pants pocket, or wallet
You have experienced damage to your ring’s band or even worse, have
lost it due to taking it off (so let’s not let that happen again!)
- Your active lifestyle calls for more focus and fun without sweating the small stuff. Okay, damaging or losing your ring is big stuff but Ring Cozy can help you worry less while you:
...and much more
WHAT IS RING COZY?
Ring Cozy is designed to comfortably protect your ring while keeping it on and staying active.
neoprene material (like the kind used for wetsuits) is soft to wear and
provides a cushioned layer between your ring and abrasive surfaces. Ring
Cozy also helps to keep your ring on during activities that could lead
to your ring slipping off ie. while surfing, playing volleyball, or even
playing tennis. I heard of all of the above happening during my market
Though the design is simple, I spent a lot of time perfecting the Stone style (currently patent pending) so that it
fits just right to not stress the setting, not cut circulation to the finger, and most importantly, have a clean aesthetic without compromising its function.
There are two Ring Cozy styles: Band or Stone:
Band features a soft grip material on the inside so that it stays firmly put around
your band and finger. The Band Ring Cozy comes in sizes for men and
The patent pending Stone style features what I like to call a “Rock
Pocket”. The Rock Pocket allows for your band to be protected and for stone to be covered without
added pressure to the setting and your finger. Best of all, it gives you
a peek-a-boo view so that you can still enjoy your rock while
protecting your ring. The Stone Ring Cozy comes in three sizes for
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE: I want to make sure that you, the founding Kickstarter supporters, get a little extra cozy attention: pick your Ring Cozy colors for each 3 Pack + receive FREE SHIPPING within the USA!
Once sales start on the Ring Cozy website, 3 Packs will be pre-packed with assorted colors. So if you want all blue or two pink and one black in your 3 Pack, for example, then this is your chance!
Your Ring Cozy style(s), color(s), and size(s) will be requested after the project is funded.
GETTING RING COZY ONTO YOUR FINGER...
WHERE I’VE BEEN
- Designed and tested multiple prototypes with different neoprene thickness, finishing, and style sizes until I found the perfect combination of aesthetic, comfort, and function.
- Researched and determined the most
suitable manufacturing options both in the USA and internationally. Presently Ring Cozy will be made in Asia.
- Market tested with friends, family, strangers, and independent fitness
studios using the 300+ samples that I stitched together on my home sewing machine on top of my
apartment’s dining room table.
- Learned a lot in the process via feedback on the product and branding (also designed by me).
- Heard many personal stories of ring damage or loss that completely
validated Ring Cozy’s purpose. Not only is Ring Cozy great for
protection and peace of mind but it’s for comfort, too. I met a drummer
who said that wearing a Ring Cozy could allow him to keep his wedding
band on while playing ...he always took it off before gigs because it bothered him but his wife did not like that one bit - ha!
WHERE I’M AT
- Working with selected manufacturers on the final production samples and colors that will be available for the first order.
- Setting up to pack and ship each Ring Cozy from Los Angeles, CA in August 2013.
WHY I NEED YOUR HELP
Manufacturers have minimum quantity orders that
a) cost a lot of money and
b) result in high quantities of product that can be challenging for a new start up (aka me)
I need your help in supporting Ring Cozy in order to cover the minimum
costs of materials, initial set up of tooling, and supplies that include
the neoprene sheets in multiple colors, cutting multiple sizes,
printing, packaging, stocking fees, internal shipping, etc.
while your money certainly counts, I also need your help to get the
word out about this campaign. There are so many amazing projects out
there competing for attention so if you like what you see, please don’t
keep it to yourself - sharing is caring! Let your friends know, your
colleagues, your family, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your wife,
your husband, your blog readers, your customers, anyone and everyone!
Let’s let them know that there’s a better way to stay active and keep
their rings on...for work, play, and getting fit.
we really blow the lid off of this thing we could potentially raise
enough money to add fun prints and patterns to the collection much
sooner than later. How awesome would that be?! I have a lot of ideas for offering unique Ring Cozy color and design styles so I can't wait to kick things off.
That being said, please join me and Ring Cozy here: