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Purple Heart Wood, M1 Garand WWII Rifle Walnut, and Gold Ring - Support our Veterans

Note: Our rings are comfort-fit. We highly recommend getting your ring professionally sized before ordering. Read more about our sizing here.

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The Story

Read about how we make our rings

When Rustic & Main began, I had it on my heart to do something to support our Veterans. I knew I wanted to do a special ring for them, but it took a while for the design to come to me. I ended up having a chance (or fated) meeting within Donald McAlister from The Independence Fund, an organization doing some awesome things to help our wounded soldiers and their families. I knew this was the cause I wanted to get behind, and shortly afterwards, this ring came to be. 

Purple Heart Wood 

The Purple Heart medal is awarded to those brave soldiers who have been wounded or killed in combat, and traces its origins back to General George Washington and his Continental Army. It was, therefore, only fitting for us to include purple heart wood as the main theme and unique character of this ring. Purple heart wood is not dyed, but is naturally a deep, rich purple hue which intensifies over time.

M1 Garand Rifle Stock c. WWII

We decided to pair the purple heart interior of the ring with dark walnut from WWII era M1 Garand rifle stock wood. The determination of our wounded vets is so inspiring. Regardless of the wounds sustained, so many of them want to get back to the fight and stand shoulder to shoulder with their fellow soldiers. The M1 Garand served as the rifle for the Greatest Generation, and is more than a symbol of the fighting spirit that lives on.

Yellow Gold Offset Inlay

The Purple Heart medal has a distinctive yellow gold border and we found that pairs well with our ring as well. While it is a great complimenting gold for this ring, we can also use Rose Gold, White Gold, or Stainless Steel. See the options on the page.

5% of Proceeds go to The Independence Fund

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As a way of giving back to those who have given so much to us, we are giving 5% of proceeds from this ring purchase to The Independence Fund. It's a great way to show our support and honor those who have served so well.

Find our more about The Independence Fund here

Listen to Mike Yarbrough's podcast interview with Donald McAlister here.

Gift Certificate Option

If you're worried that your one of a kind ring won't be ready for the special day, you can add our gift certificate option to your order. Each card is ornately designed and will be inscribed with your order details and sent in a matching envelope. Give that special person something to open and see their excitement when they find out what's being crafted just for them!

Find out more, here.

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