Photo: Courtesy of Wintercheck Factory
The 1907 Ring from Brooklyn-based lifestyle brand Wintercheck Factory might just be the perfect wedding band. Why? For starters, it's just really friggin' cool. The genderless design features a seam across the center that allows the ring to split in half. Like we said, cool. But aside from looking snazzy on just about anyone with fingers, this ring also comes with its own twist on history.
Company founder Kristen Wentrcek discovered that her family heirloom ring was originally commissioned by William Pole for his bride (Kristen's great-great-aunt) Annie Patout in 1907. A little more than 100 years later, Kristen recreated the 18k gold band's structure using modern technology to produce a ring that you can now own in gold, brass, or silver. And, as with the original band, the hidden center of the ring is engravable. Watch the video below to see how Kristen and her team created the 1907 Ring, and be sure to check out our Jewelry page for more great finds. —Phillip B. Crook