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New England may be known for its classic white steeples, but when it comes to wedding venues there are many unique choices to explore! From rugged, coastal shores to historic hamlets, modern art enclaves, and beautiful Boston, there’s a perfect backdrop ready for any couple eager to tie the knot. We thought it would be a fun exercise to pair some of our titanium wedding rings with unique New England wedding venues that ‘match’ in materials, style, and design. Check out our selection below and maybe even suggest one of your own! (MOS.org) A prehistoric vibe at Boston’s Museum of Science! Wedding Ring: Over Moon and Sky Meteorite Venue: Museum of Science, Boston, MA Capture a kiss inside the space shuttle, let a life size T-Rex join your wedding party-- Boston’s Museum of Science has all the props you need to geek out on love and light years. Our meteorite wedding rings would fit right in at the Museum of Science, because while they have a silver-flash futuristic look, they actually contain bits of isotope estimated to be over 4 billion years old! Museum of Science 1 Science Park, Boston (617) 723-2500; MOS.org See more Meteorite Wedding Rings here. (cathedralofthepines.org) A breathtaking outdoor sanctuary suits our wooden wedding rings! Wedding Ring: Amour - Wood Inlay Rings Venue: Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, NH A scenic outdoor sanctuary, Cathedral of the Pines offers a panoramic view of Mt.Monadnock and the beautiful New Hampshire woods. The Cathedral started as one couple’s family memorial to a son lost in WWII, and has now become a popular gathering place for memorials and celebrations for all faiths. Our wooden wedding rings would fit right in at Cathedral of the Pines with their warm glow and rustic charm! Cathedral of the Pines Rindge, NH 603-899-3300; firstname.lastname@example.org See more Wooden Wedding Rings here. (massmoca.org) Bright resin wedding rings make a bold statement beside contemporary art! Wedding Ring: Avec Tu Venue: MassMOCA, North Adams, MA MASS MOCA offers a dramatic and creative space to host a wedding in the Berkshires – both indoors and outdoors. The 19th-century renovated factory setting is home to an ever-changing collection of exciting contemporary art, providing a unique atmosphere and allowing you to customize the space to fit your own vision. With their bold blue on black high-contrast, our Avec Tu wedding rings would fit right in with the bright, quirky contemporary art at MassMOCA! MassMOCA North Adams, MA (413) 664-4481, massmoca.org See more Resin Wedding Rings here. (charlesrivermusuem.org) Our concrete wedding rings capture the spirit of early American innovation! Wedding Ring: Bed Rock Beauty Venue: Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, Waltham, MA Built in 1814, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation is recognized as the country’s first factory. It once produced textiles and watches and now showcases steam-powered machinery and such from that past. Our concrete wedding rings would fit right in with the wood floors, exposed brick walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Charles River! A sweet spot for couples who groove on industrial chic, steampunk vibes. Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation Waltham, MA 781-893-5410, charlesrivermuseum.org See more concrete wedding rings here. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest ,where we post new pictures of our couples' weddings daily! _____________________________________________________________ All our titanium rings are handcrafted in Boston, MA and come with lifetime care options to keep your rings protected and looking beautiful. Put the love in your ring and ring in your love at www.MinterandRichterDesigns.com.
Keeping the Love Alive: Titanium Wedding Band Care
When it comes to wedding bands, titanium is one of the strongest and longest-lasting metals around. But like any good marriage, a titanium wedding band will need love and care to keep it shining as bright as the day it was put around your finger. Your level of activity and wearing habits will dictate when and how often your ring may need to be cleaned or polished. The finish treatment, color, and inlay material of your ring will determine which method you should use. If you prefer to leave ring care in the hands of the professionals, consider our Lifetime Care Options. Our custom blend, organic Band Balm is suitable for all ring types and is especially recommended for keeping wooden wedding rings polished and protected. How To Clean Wedding Rings - Titanium Cleaning Titanium: It is likely that you already have on hand the common household cleaning materials needed to clean your titanium wedding band. Liquid dish soap can remove any dirt and grease build up, and an ammonia glass cleaner can be used for shine. Wash and dry your titanium wedding band with a soft towel or lint-free cloth. Polishing Titanium: Apply Band Balm to your titanium wedding band with a Q-tip or lint-free cloth. Use a damp cloth to remove any excess balm residue. For titanium wedding bands with a satin or brushed finish, use a fine nylon pad (available at most auto care stores) to restore the soft look of the finish. Avoid scrubbing any surface of the titanium wedding band that has anodized color, as it will take the color right off. How To Clean Wedding Rings - Wood Cleaning Rings with Wood Inlays: A wooden wedding ring can be cleaned using a damp cloth and vegetable or mineral oil. Applying Band Balm will offer added protection to your wooden wedding rings. Band Balm should be applied across the entire surface of the ring with a Q-tip or lint-free cloth. If your ring has wood on the interior, Band Balm should be applied more often and you should avoid prolonged exposure of the ring to water. How to Clean Wedding Rings- Anodized Titanium Cleaning Anodized Rings: Skin oils, soap residue, and other contaminants leave a film that can cause the anodized coloring on your titanium wedding ring to look dull. Revive your titanium wedding ring by soaking it in glass cleaner for 3 minutes, then rinsing in warm water before allowing to air dry. Repeat the cleaning process if necessary. Remember never to wash anodized titanium wedding rings with cleaners containing abrasives. A Note about New Rings: Don't be alarmed if your new ring accumulates surface scratches and scuffs from everyday wear. These can appear particularly evident on a freshly polished ring, but over time the ring will develop a natural, even, satin patina over its entire surface. Lifetime Care Options: Give your titanium wedding ring some extra TLC with our Gold, or Titanium Lifetime Care Options. Let us professionally buff, clean, and polish your ring in our shop. If it needs a color touch-up, we will re-anodize it to be as bright as the day you got it! __________________________________________________________________________ All our titanium rings are handcrafted in Boston, MA and come with lifetime care options to keep your rings protected and looking beautiful. Put the love in your ring and ring in your love at www.MinterandRichterDesigns.com.
Design Your Own Ring
Minter & Richter are no strangers to local media attention. In 2014 Improper Bostonian awarded the company’s custom titanium rings the title “Boston’s Best Wedding Rings”, and has featured individual ring designs multiple times in its magazine. When WCVB Channel 5 showed up at the door last month, they were looking for an even more intimate angle on the business of love and titanium wedding rings: “This is the room where the rings actually get made,” Scott Richter says as he leads WCVB anchor Doug Meehan into his South Boston MA ring shop in the “Made in Mass” feature. Cameras cut to close-up shots of a custom titanium ring being cut, buffed, and polished. “Made in Mass” highlights the hard work of small business owners across the state, taking an inside look at their commitment to creating one-of-a-kind products. Minter & Richter Designs was a natural pick, a company built upon the couple’s own love story. “We figure out the best way to make each couple’s love story visible in their rings,” says Minter as the cameras pan to take in the polished ring sets and inlay materials on display in the ring room. The TV segment aired on WCVB Channel 5 the night before Minter & Richter launched their new website, the first in the country that will let customers design their own wedding ring online using the exclusive Love In Your Ring Wizard. “If those deciding to wear these symbols of love put in as much work and devotion as the couple that creates them then they’re sure to live happily ever after,” Doug concludes at the end of the segment. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest where we post our couple’s “Happily Ever After” pics daily! Thank you to Doug Meehan and the WCVB Channel 5 team for letting our customer’s have an inside look at Boston’s best wedding rings, made in Mass since 2009! _______________________________________________________________ All our titanium rings are handcrafted in Boston, MA and come with lifetime care options to keep your rings protected and looking beautiful. Put the love in your ring and ring in your love at www.MinterandRichterDesigns.com.
Design Your Own Ring
Above the lathe in our machining shop, digital green numbers count upwards, letting Scott measure the exact cut to size and shape a titanium wedding ring. But long before this ring took form from a single billet of titanium, it was constructed in the customer’s imagination. With the Love In Your Ring Wizard it’s never been easier to add personal style to your titanium ring. Our newly launched website is designed to put your imagination first! Using our exclusive Love In Your Ring Wizard, available during the checkout process for all non-sale rings, you can: Change the exterior finish - satin, mirror, sandblasted, vertical stroke, glass bead blasted. Add an interior color - pink, green, blue, bronze Select the edge treatment that appeals to you - rounded, flat, domed, pinstriped Add engraved text or even an engraved design We believe that each titanium wedding ring should be unique as the love story behind it. Try out our Love In Your Ring Wizard for yourself today! Check out what our customers are saying about their customized titanium wedding rings here. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest where we post new pictures of our customers’ creations daily! _______________________________________________________________ All of our titanium rings are handcrafted in Boston, MA and come with lifetime care options to keep your rings protected and looking beautiful. Put the love in your ring and ring in your love at www.MinterandRichterDesigns.com.
Groomsmens gifts and accessories
On The Fly Bow Tie As sun conquers snow and Red Sox players take the field at Fenway for opening day, we're thrilled to debut a brand new product at Minter & Richter: whimsical wood bow ties! From the curled "Mustachioed" to straight shooter "Lucky Arrow" these hipster bow ties are just plain fun. Win the Game Bow Tie Our bow ties are lightweight, and easy to attach under the collar with a matte denim-blue ribbon. A great accessory to pair with any of our wooden wedding bands! And they're certainly not just for grooms - dapper dames, dogs - heck, maybe the whole wedding party?! Whistle and Flute Bow Tie An inexpensive accessory that immediately adds "smile" to your outfit. Trust us, these whimsical wood bow ties will put a spring in your step for sure! See our full collection of wood bow ties here.
Minter & Richter Band Balm Clean, polish and protect your ring! One of the most common questions we get from our customers is "How do I clean and care for my titanium ring?" We have developed a custom blend of organic wood wax that makes caring for your titanium and wood wedding band a cinch! We choose all of our materials for their beauty and durability, but wood is a natural product and it is important to keep the inlay moisturized. Our custom organic band balm can be applied periodically to maintain the wood's moisture seal, or more often for an extra polish!
Hey Groom! Yeah you! Don't pass off the groomsmen gifts to your bride or mother-in-law, they've got enough to do. Think of your groomsmen as everyday super heroes. They'll get haircuts, shine up their shoes, don ties and promise to make you laugh so hard you'll be crying at your wedding reception. Sure you are marrying the woman or man of your dreams, but these are the dudes who will enrich your happily ever after with their friendship. Groomsmen gifts don't have to be anything crazy, just a simple gesture (personal and funny are great) is enough to let these guys know how much you appreciate their standing to the occasion of your wedding day. Minter & Richter have hand-picked a selection of creative groomsmen gift ideas from around the web. You might like them so much you'll have to get one for yourself too! 1) CUSTOM BOBBLEHEAD DOLLS - Who wouldn't want to see their likeness on a bobble-head doll?! You send in the headshots, choose the bodies (superheroes are available!) and they will send you a set of gift dolls. You can get the custom heads on key chains or bottle-openers too and the company makes wedding toppers! 2) HOME STATE CRAFT BEER MUGS - Hometown pride. Have a toast with your groomsmen before the wedding with these 18 oz. custom beer mugs! 3) SWISS ARMY PEN - Be prepared for all of life's little adventures with this nifty Swiss Army pen. This great groomsmen gift will have all of the bridesmaids jealous! 4) CUSTOM KNIFE - A handcrafted Japanese folding knife with a quince wood handle. Gorgeous and utilitarian! This guy knows his knives! 5) LEATHERBOUND JOURNAL - Okay, so most guys you know don't keep a journal but they might if it's as nice looking as these handmade etsy beauties! Now go and get your gift on! minterandrichterdesigns.com Custom Titanium Wedding Rings