Some married men don’t wear a wedding ring because they’re up to no good, but others skip the hardware because it can be dreadfully dangerous in everyday life. Certain jobs or hobbies can make the wedding ring a hazard, but putting it on and taking it back off is hard thanks to men’s large knuckles.
Designer and machinist Jeff McWhinney set out to create a safer wedding band that could easily be taken off and put back on – and it looks really, really cool. The Active Ring features a hinged opening mechanism that allows it to open with a simple motion and quickly clamp back into place.
The safety factor comes mostly from the fact that the Active Ring can achieve a closer fit than most other men’s wedding rings. Because they don’t have to be large enough to fit over the knuckle, McWhinney’s rings can fit flush with the finger, eliminating nasty catches and painful squeezes. It’s what the designer calls “the naked feel,” and it has the potential to make a lot of spouses stop nagging their husbands to wear their wedding bands.
“Our rings are highly engineered, high-performance mechanical pieces – precise, beautiful and rugged. Each ring is designed to have as low-profile and smooth a cross-section as the hinged mechanism allows. This gives the wearer the “naked feel” necessary for active sports like cycling, sailing, climbing, golfing, tennis or weightlifting. This also means that common daily activities (like putting a hand in pocket) are smooth and catch free.”
“Our unique, hinged opening mechanisms also prevent the need for buying an over-sized band to gain knuckle clearance. In addition, this functionality can be a vital safety feature in many professions or sports – places where all jewelry must be removed prior to the activity. It also allows easy removal for washing hands, showering, or even sleeping. With over 50 custom sizes to choose from, you get a super comfortable ring that fits you perfectly.”