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Encode Ring Takes Your Voice, Makes It Into A Ring

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A recording of your voice can easily be visualized in a computer with a waveform printout. You can say something cheesy like “I love you”, and you’ll see your voiceprint as a series of peaks and valleys representing the audio waves generated by your voice. Now a company called Encore Ring can take this waveform and turn it into a ring for you. When you visit the company website, you’ll be prompted to record a 3 second message which they’ll visualize for you and will even convert into a 3D model of the ring you could decide to purchase. You simply have to choose which type of metal you want, and select a ring size. Prices start at ¥12,960 (roughly $124USD) for a stainless steel ring, and go all the way up to ¥129,600 ($1,235USD) for Platinum.

It’s very similar to the Sound Advice Project we wrote about in 2009, and which proved to be a runaway success.

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HB Ring Lets You Feel Your Partner’s Heartbeat

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Being in a long distance relationship must suck, but we think it sucks a lot less now in the Information Age than it did back when you had to send a freaking letter by boat. Imagine waiting one month for a reply? Anyway, one of the things you can now do to make yourself feel physically closer to your loved one is to purchase these rings. Called HB rings, they pair with your smartphone and feature a heartbeat sensor. That information is then shared over the Internet, and reproduced on the matching ring, through tiny pulsations, so that each wearer can feel the heartbeat of their significant other no matter where in the world they are. It’s not like the ring beats non-stop either, you have to tap it to feel the heartbeat and your partner won’t be notified each time, so you can be as creepy as you want without scaring them off. There’s also a function that randomly initiates the pulsations, reminding you that your love is alive. Each ring is coated in sapphire which makes them scratch resistant and water proof, and the battery is rated to last 160 hours on standby and 14 hours while active. It’s a cool product, but it’s also one of those pre-production crowdfunded campaigns where you’re not 100% sure you’ll get what’s on the pictures. It’ll cost you $599 for a stainless steel version, and $2,990 for an 18K Rose Gold edition to find out. Shipping is slated to start in December 2017.

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3D Printed Space Invaders Rings

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Jewelry is great because it’s a blank canvas that allows you an infinite amount of ways to express yourself. Most people will opt for some kind of bling, sticking to the old tradition that jewelry should be a display of financial comfort, but if you don’t care about that, these 3D printed Space Invader Rings could be right up your alley. They’re made from plastic or silver, and cost anywhere between $15 and $99. Some metals include brass, bronze, steel, and silver, while plastic is plastic dammit. They’re available now.

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Secret Wood Rings Are Otherworldly

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Rings and other jewelry, as you well know, don’t necessarily have to be made from precious metals and cost a fortune. In fact, some of the most eye catching pieces are made from mundane materials. The rings from a company called Secret Wood are made from resin and wood, and we’d pick them over fancy designer jewelry any day. They take a piece of wood, split it, and fold it into a ring shape, then cast the splintered ends into a clear resin. It’s the splintered bits of wood that create the otherworldly landscape, and since each one is hand made and no two pieces of wood split quite in the same way, each ring is unique. It’s a cool idea, and one you’ll have to pay between $90 and $180 to own, but you’ll have quite the conversation piece on your finger for your troubles.

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Wear The Planets On Your Fingers

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There seems to be a tiny market for planet-themed items. We’ve written about Planetary Christmas tree ornaments and Planetary Glasses, and they’ve all been well received. Now we come across these Solar System Rings by Etsy seller JewelryThreeSnails. They feature each of our solar system’s planets, though we’re not sure about Pluto’s status anymore. It’s not really a planet, right? In any case, they’re not expensive, made from silver with an enamel, and will set you back $14 a piece or $129 for the set of 9.

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Critter Fingers? Totally

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We suppose these are just one step removed from Crazy Cat Lady status, and that just may be enough to motivate some of you to get them. These handmade animal rings are made by Japanese artist Jiro Miura and come in almost endless varieties. They’re made to order, which could mean that it’ll take a while to get your order, but the website is in Japanese and Google Translate isn’t cooperating. So explore, poke around, and discover if you’ll be able to place an order for a set of Animal Rings.

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“I Love You” “I Know” Rings Are Made For The Coolest Of Lovers

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When they were filming the original Star Wars, the scene where Han Solo is about to be frozen and carbonate, and he has to say farewell to Leia calls for him to reply a tepid “I love you too” to her expected “I love you”. Instead, Harrison Ford improvised the now-famous “I know”, and the rest is history. It sets the tone for his character, and makes for a scene so memorable that ThinkGeek has seen it appropriate to make two rings that commemorate the exchange. The “I love you / I know” rings are made from 316L surgical stainless steel, are officially licensed Star Wars merchandise, and feature the Rebel Alliance symbol secretly engraved inside the band. If you and your significant other consider yourselves fans of the franchise, as well as fans of each other, you might want to consider spending the very reasonable $20 asking price.

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RingStash Lets You Keep Your Proposal A Secret Until The Time Is Right

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Imagine a scenario where you’re going to propose to your longtime girlfriend, ok? You have it planned just right, and you know the exact moment you’re going to pop the question. And then she asks you “Is that a ring box in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?” Surprise: ruined. Ring boxes are traditionally rather big and bulky, at least for today’s skinnier jean standards. RingStash is a new kind of box that’s only 0.5″ thick, yet presents the ring in as elegant a manner as fits such a special occasion. When closed, the ring lays flat inside, but when opened, a mechanism rotates it 90 degrees to display it in a spectacular fashion. It’s stealthy enough to carry around in a pocket, and won’t have your girlfriend asking you questions about unusual bulges in your pants. It’s a newer way to carry out an old tradition, and… we would be recommending it if it weren’t for the asking price: $99! At that price, we suggest to just wear a blazer and hide the $10 box in the inside pocket instead.

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Make Mini-Landscapes On Your Fingers With These Wooden Rings

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So here’s a novel idea. Etsy seller ‘CliveRoddy’ makes some cool laser-cut high quality birch plywood rings that come in one of three shapes: tree, mountain, or house. You can then combine and stack any of the three to make cool little landscapes on your fingers. Each one of these rings comes in three versions, so in the end you’re left with quite a few possible combinations. It’s quirky and fun… and that’s really all there is to it. It would be better if these rings weren’t made from wood, and feature more things than the three available, but the idea is really neat. It’s $24 for a set of 3 rings, but that’s only of one kind. If you want to combine all three shapes, you’ll have to spend $72.

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