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

ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE RING!

P Chinery
Kona, HI
12-3-2018

Just wanted to let you know that I received my ring yesterday and I very pleased with my ring. Outstanding workmanship and the detail work is fantastic. 

Thank you very much and I will let everyone know where I got my ring.

JR
Tulsa, Oklahoma
11-14-2018

I just wanted to share with you :  Received my ring - and it arrived weeks in advance!  Thanks.  Everything I indicated I wanted - was there!  Thanks,  I am very proud of the 20 years I served in the AF and wearing this ring is a way of displaying that feeling. I can also show my pride selecting this very beautiful piece of jewelry! Thanks

B Glover
5-11-2018
My husband is Veteran from Dessert Storm . I was looking for a military ring to give as a birthday gift. He has always mentioned that he wanted and searched for one at jewelry stores etc. 
I found your site and read the great reviews. I am honored to add mine. When we saw the ring we were amazed on the craftsmanship and the colors and details. You all did a great job! He is honored to wear his ring. Janet P. Has kept in contact with me and responded quickly when I sent an email . Thank you and I will be referring you all to my friends and family!! Maira from Fl.
Maira A.
Florida
3-8-18

Received my ring yesterday.  I love it .  I may order a second one.

Sandra K
Maryland
1-23-2018
I am soo happy to let you know that i just recieve the ring today. It's so perfect. It's much more than i expect on craftmanship.
Thank you for your help and looking forward to any future order with your company.
Minh
NV
11/30/17

I received my ring today.  I want to thank you for all your help.

I’m very happy with the product and your service.

Jim M
Concord, NH
6-30-2017

We received the ring. It's beautiful! Thank you.

Randall S.
Texas
6-5-17

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