The perfect ring for a Kentucky basketball fan, or any fan of historical college hoops! This ring is made from the original wood flooring used in Rupp Arena from 1976-2001 along the central band, combined with brilliant blue-dyed wood for the edges and a titanium inner liner that is sure to please any fan of the Wildcats! Each ring is unique and made to order - no two are exactly alike. This ring is also available in black ceramic, white ceramic, and carbon fiber (see image 5 for examples).
This is the original flooring from Rupp Arena - installed in 1976, and replaced in 2001. The floor was home to the Wildcats for seasons that include the 1978, 1996, and 1998 championship teams, was played on by a number of Kentucky greats, and featured the NCAA tournament championship in 1985 (won by Villanova). After the floor was replaced in 2001, several pieces were used by the university and the convention center for promotional pieces and decoration. The remaining portions of the floor were subsequently stored on site at the Lexington Convention Center. On Aug. 17, 2018, those remaining portions of the floor were auctioned off, and we were able to purchase a portion of that flooring. Each ring will include a certificate of authenticity from us. By request, we will also provide a copy of the letter of authenticity provided us by the convention center for the flooring panels that we purchased.
Ring Size: US sizes 6-13 Larger or smaller sizes may be available by request.
Width: 5mm, 8mm
Processing times: Processing times change depending on my current backlog. Please see the shop announcement on my homepage for current times to ship!
Size exchanges: We offer the first size exchange free for residents of the United States (return shipping of the original is your responsibility). Further alterations to size will incur an additional fee to cover the cost of shipping and handling.
3-5 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 30 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 45 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
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Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of data protection law, I, Daniel Hawkins, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at email@example.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:
594 Drakesborough Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42103
If you have a preferred wood or combination of woods, but don't see it listed, please contact me - I am happy to create something custom for you.
Engravings are made with hand wood burning techniques, and have a rustic appearance that matches the ring. Engravings can be added to your order using the personalization option on the listing page. Not all woods are suitable for wood burned engravings, and we do not offer that option on rings that we don't feel would work for engravings.
Sizes are in standard US ring sizes. The first exchange for sizing is free for US buyers. Non-US buyers must pay additional shipping charges for exchanges due to sizing.
If you are unsure of your ring size, it is recommended to have your finger sized by a jeweler, or to try an online ring sizing guide such as findmyringsize.com
Care for your ring is generally simple, and only differs from the care required for a metal ring in a few ways:
While it's always better to take any ring off around water, hand washing and showering with the ring on are generally okay. We do recommend removing it before using a pool or hot tub due to the potential for chemical interactions with the finish. Strong chemicals and cleaners should be avoided while wearing the ring.
If your ring becomes significantly scratched, or the finish begins to wear over time or from chemical exposure, simply brush a small amount of superglue over the surface of the ring, and allow it to dry (we recommend superglue bottles with built-in brush applicators). If you have questions - please ask!
Rings are placed inside of a small AMAC (transparent plastic) jewelry box. First Class are sent with a receipt-style packing slip using 100% recycled paper inside of a brown cushioned mailing envelope made from recycled newspaper. We do not offer additional gift wrapping at this time.
Contact must be made with me prior to returns to ensure any issues are handled prior to shipping and to alert me to look for a package. Returned rings should be placed inside their original jewelry box and then placed into a cushioned mailing envelope (available in the shipping supplies at your local post office). Shipping may be done via USPS First Class for locations within the US to provide a cheap option that still provides tracking information. Canada residents are strongly encouraged to utilize shipping with tracking and insurance for your protection in the case of a lost or stolen package.
Please contact me immediately if you suspect a package has been lost or misdelivered. Make certain that you've checked with family members and neighbors, and looked in likely spots where a package may have been left. Call your local post office in the case of a misdelivery so that they can track down your package and correct the delivery.
If your item has been damaged during shipping, you must keep both the damaged item and packaging, be willing to take photos of the damage, and fill out forms from our insurer in order to process your replacement/refund in a timely manner.
Sep 26, 2021
Jun 9, 2020
Absolutely exceptional customer service. We received the ring in a timely manner. It was beautiful, ultimately we had to return the item but it had nothing to do with quality of the item or appearance, looks even better in person. Wish my fiancé didn't need a break away ring for work, he's a diehard UK fan.
Dec 25, 2019
The quality is top notch. It shipped within a couple days of ordering. Friendly quick response to questions and helpful instructions on engraving.
Jun 13, 2019
May 1, 2019