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Frequently Asked Questions……

Return Policy: We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have been dealing in rare & unique championship rings for 31-years now, and make every effort to describe our items 100% accurately. However, if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you must call us within 24-hours of receiving the ring, and need to return the item within 48-hours for a refund. As long as the ring or item is returned in the exact same condition, we will refund you your full-amount, minus shipping, handling, and insurance costs. After 48-hours, if the item is not on its way back to us, we will offer only a in-house *credit* towards other merchandise. If the condition of the ring is different than when sent, or it has been longer than 30-days, it will be subjective if a credit will be issued.

Can the ring be sized? It depends on the ring. If a ring is 10K or 14K gold, it can be sized, up or down, 1 ½ to 2-sizes, without effecting the quality of the ring. When sizing, you need to keep-in-mind, that the manufacturer markings could be removed by doing so, depending where they are located. However, you need to be mindful of the rings markings inside. Also, when sizing a ring, there is always a small chance of enamel coming out of the sides or of stones cracking. If the ring is sized and the marking are removed, it can effect the resale value of the ring. If a ring is gold-plated, Silver, Celestrium, QGT, or anything other than gold it probably can not be sized.

We have a very good jeweler that can size rings for an additional price. Please call for more specific information about this service.

What kind of ring is this?
There are several different types of rings.

1. A Players, Coach, Front Office or Scout Ring. An actual ring that was given to the player or member of that teams organization, who for one reason or another, decided to sell it.
2. An extra. Is an additional ring that was made up by a player or coach for a friend or family member.
3. A salesman Sample. This is a ring made up by the manufacture for promotional purposes. It is made from the same mold as the rings the players are given. It will either say sample or possibly have the most popular players name on the side. It may have serial numbers on the inside of the ring. One big difference should be that it does not have diamonds and it may be non-gold or a different karat of gold. Salesman samples are given to the salesman to take around to colleges and pro teams as examples of what there company can do. They were never intended to be sold to collectors, but they have been around for years. This can be a more affordable way to purchase a championship ring from your favorite team. These items are in the hobby in limited quantity.

One important note about the marking in salesman samples. They can often vary depending on when the ring was made. A sample that was made the same year as the ring was issued, will have the markings that were common for that time. There are times though that a ring is made at a later date and it has newer markings. This is still a valid sample, it was just produced at a later time.
4. Proto-type. A proto-type ring is one that could have been presented to a team for consideration, but was not chosen. This ring was never used by the team. This can happen when more than one company is competing for the teams business or when multiple design ideas have been made to allow the team to choose their favorite.
5. Fan Ring. A fan ring is one that is given out or sold by the team that is offering it. It is not the same as a players ring.
6. A Replica, Knockoff or Fake. This is a ring that is not from the original mold. It has not been authorized by the manufacture and is not considered a “Real Ring”. Some people may also call this a Limited Edition Ring. This ring has little real, collector’s value. If it is made of gold or diamonds, then that will be where your value comes from.

How do I know what kind of ring I am getting? The first and most important things is to know who you are dealing with. The second is to know what to look for. The marking on the inside are important. The size, look, type of gold and overall appearance is also important. It is difficult to give exact ways to tell a fake because depending on the year, make and manufacture the marking are different. This goes back to knowing who you are dealing with. An educated dealer can give you the information that is needed to help determine what kind or ring you are getting. One tip. If someone is telling you they have a key, big name player’s ring for sale, make sure they have impeccable paperwork to back it up. Otherwise you could be getting a sample for a player’s price.

Do you make any of these rings? No, contrary to what my competitors have said about me to try and hurt my business and make themselves look better. I do not make these rings. I have never personally made any rings in the hobby. I have in the past sold very good replica rings, that were not made by me. These rings have always been represented as what they were, replicas.

Who makes these rings? There have been several ring manufactures over the years. Dieges & Clust, Jostens, Balfour, Herff Jones, Intergold, Tiffany & Co. Masters of Design & Diamond Cutters. Each manufacture has their own specific markings, some marking have changed over the years which may help to determine if the ring is vintage or if it may have been made at a later date. Note: these marking are one of the ways to help authenticate a ring. There are a lot of factors involved, so it goes back to dealing with someone who has been in the business for a long time and is educated in its history.

If it is not gold does that mean this ring is fake? No, not necessarily. Real rings can be 14K gold, 10K gold, Celestrium, Sterling Silver or Astrium. It depends on what the team decided to go with and how much money they were willing to spend. Some teams issue multiple types of rings. For example: The starting players may get 14K gold rings with all real diamonds, the coaches and front office workers may get 10K gold rings with C.Z.’s. They may even have different versions of the ring. The Florida Marlins issued A, B, & C rings to their players, coaches and staff. It is important to know what version you are getting as the value can vary greatly. With newer rings this would be an important question to ask,

How do I know how much a ring is worth? Unfortunately, there is not a Kelly “Blue Book” price guide for championship rings and there can be a huge variation on what people are trying to sell the same ring for. A ring is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. The price will fluctuate depending on how rare the ring is. If it belonged to a player, the rings size and the overall condition. What the diamond & gold value is. How it looks and if there is a market for it. All these together help determine the price. If you have been searching the web, then you have probably seen a wide variety of pricing. I pride myself in being one of the most competitive when it comes to pricing rings!

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