Though we can enjoy coffee in an endless stream today, this has not always been the case. Coffee rationing in WWII began in 1942 - families could only get one pound every five weeks - and the rationing didn't end until 1946. There were a few reasons for this. Firstly, the GIs needed coffee in the field. Secondly, German U-boats were sinking boats with coffee shipments from Brazil making coffee hard to get. Rationed coffee was packaged in glass containers, which were not only reusable but also saved precious tin resources for the troops. That this coffee could be purchased in a can was a sign that the war had ended. For us, the idea of an unopened can of coffee sitting in the back of someone's pantry for so many years is a reminder of the frugality of that great generation that was permanently impressed upon them during the war.
Titanium Wedding Band
Titanium! The awesome alloy! The incredible metal! We love titanium because it's lightweight yet very durable. It has a warm feel compared to other metals and can take on a number of different shades depending on the finish.
We crafted our titanium bands as an ode to the old Airstream trailers and the silver airplanes from the 1930s and 40s. Your ring is guaranteed to have a classy look that spans generations!
Each Ring is Handcrafted in North Carolina
We are proud to craft each ring by hand in Charlotte, North Carolina, and honored to play a small role in the "Made in USA" movement taking place across the nation and sharing a part in our American heritage.
Born out of Founders’ Mike and Summer’s home garage in North Carolina, our American-made and veteran-owned small business has evolved into a 20+ team of skilled craftsmen, design experts and creatives.
Each ring from Rustic & Main is hand-crafted in our North Carolina workshop by our team of skilled artisans to represent your history, your love, and your story.