Process of Crafting the Ring

 

Designing Experts

Balfour is a proven leader in military ring design, designing some of the earliest rings worn by West Point Academy cadets. Our experienced designers have crated an extensive line of personalized rings that represent the commitment, traditions and friendships of your military career.

 

Precision Toolmaking

Our cutting-edge technology allows for intricate and precise detail to be rendered in the ring molds used to customize military rings.

 

Making a Wax Pattern

In this step, our craftsmen use the ring molds to produce a wax replica of your ring. The goal is make sure that every detail you've chosen is perfect.

 

Traditional Cast Making

Cast making is a multistep process that is thousands of years old. First, a plaster is poured over the wax, and then the wax is melted to create a mold. Next, the molten material you selected (gold, silver or Celestrium) is poured into your mold to harden. Finally, your casted mold moves through a series of ovens at precise temperatures to provide strength and luster. Your ring is starting to become a reality.

 

Detail Enhancement

The metal casting of your ring is carefully shaped by our master craftsmen to reveal the beauty of the materials and the details of the design you selected.

 

Antiquing

Depending on the finish you selected, we can add a dark coating to the recesses of your ring to highlight the intricate details and designs.

 

Final Polishing

To make your ring truly shine, we have a special highlighting step that pulls out individual details in your ring.

 

Engraving

As a final customization step, using our precision-based tools, we will engrave the name, date or message of your choice on the inside of your ring.

 

Final Inspection

Each handcrafted Balfour ring is individually inspected to provide you with the highest level of workmanship. You can now take as much pride in your ring as you do with your military career.

 

Testimonials

I received my ring today and it's perfect. Thank you so very much for your patience and the impeccable service you provided. I am very glad that, with all the choices I had, that I decided to go with you.
 
Sincerest regards,
Christian B Atlanta, GA 5-15-17

  I received my ring today. Let me start by saying that the ring was made and shipped out decidedly faster than I expected. The craftsmanship and quality are also beyond my expectations and I can only it as describe it as beautiful. It means a great deal to me to be able to wear a constant reminder of my ship and squadron, especially since both are now decommissioned. You've made a salty old Navy airman very happy, and I just wanted to thank you, so from the bottom of my heart..THANK YOU!
 

Washington State<3-27-2017>

I just wanted to tell you that I am very pleased with the ring.  It is beautiful and the quality and craftsmanship is outstanding!  Thanks for your prompt service too.

Fred B.
Bellare, OH
10-6-2016

I received my ring and I love it .

I have had many comments and several have asked for your companies contact information.
Thank you for all of your help and excellent customer service.
 

Timothy O
Kansas
6-16 2016

 I just wanted to inform you that my Father passed away a Month ago and loved his custom ring right to the end. Dad never took it off until he was going. The ring was part of him and he loved it.  Thank You
 

Russell C.
5-3-2016

Received my ring.  Beautiful work!

Ken
Nevada
4-21-2016

I can't believe how great my ring turned out. I thank you for all the time you spent with me in the ordering of it.  Thanks again, 


Ron E
Michigan
3-26-2016
I received the Military ring I ordered from you. It is a very nice piece of jewelry was received in a very timely manner  and exactly as requested. I would highly recommend your company to anyone interested in military jewelry and thank you very much.
MCM, Des Moines, Ia.

Marvin
Des Moines, IA
4-7-2015

I wanted to say thank you to Milestones for a wonderful gift that we ordered for my husband! They have to best selection of Army insignias that we wanted for his military ring. They answered every one of my questions (which I am sure I was annoying) to make sure I was ordering it correctly. I can’t say enough about this gift except for thank you for making a special ring to give my husband for Christmas.
 

Darla F.
Arizona
12-2014

First, I would like to say Excellent Service . We wanted to get our son a meaningful gift for his Air Force Basic Training graduation. I had a hard time finding the perfect gift. I found the website of MilitaryMilestones.com and liked how it was so customized as to Air Force Basic Training.

I was very impressed how personalized I was able to make the ring. My biggest concern was that I ordered this ring a little late and was worried I would not receive it in time for the graduation. When I had placed the order I expressed my concern about the timing issue and if it was possible that I request a rush. Janet told me there were no guarantees, but she would try. The end result is that I received my order in three weeks. I leave in five days for the graduation. I am so happy that I will get to give this wonderful gift to our son at the graduation.

Thank you so much Janet and the manufacturing company that made this order in such short notice. I will definitely refer your company to friends and family. It was truly a pleasure doing business with you and hope to do business with you again in the future.

Take care and God Bless
Thank You!

Jennifer S
Colorado Springs, CO
10-11-2013