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This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.

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jnelsoninjax    9,001

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That's it. Game over. You will never have a wedding ring cooler than that of redditor laporkenstein. Not only did he fashion the band himself, in the formidable fires of... well... his garage ? he forged the damn thing out of a chunk of meteorite. (A Gibeon meteorite, to be exact.) Laporkenstein... you, sir, are a DIY luminary.

All told, laporkenstein says it took him about four days to craft the ring, using "the same techniques employed to make samurai swords" (by which, we assume, he means the layered metalworking techniques similar to those used in the production of Damascus steel). We've picked out a few examples from his series of over 40 pictures documenting the forging process, but you'll definitely want to check out the entire album over on imgur.

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The Teej    203

Well, yep, I concede. Fair game!

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srbeen    76

This guy knows what hes doing... that's quite a process. Looks like 3hr to form solid chunk into ring.. then about 3.5 days to file it and etch.

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Osiris    804

Yep, thats pretty cool of him and hard to top :)

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Buttus    918

wow! very cool, and looks nice too!

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Brandon H    1,483

one word comes to mind .... WOW

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pwnz0r3d    4

Hell yes. This is the kind of ring I want the day i get married. If ever :turned:

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L1520    9

Must be amazing to have a specialist skill like that. Lot of respect.

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SirEvan    122

Metallurgy skills: infinite. Where'd he get the meteorite from? those things are hard to find, and it doesn't mention in the link.

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DocM    12,774

NICE JOB!! He wins the oh-that's-bloody-cool award for sure. Meteorites are not that uncommon - the trick is in recognizing them.

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mudslag    4,559

I think the guy did a AMA on reddit a week ago or so. Very cool skills.

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sanctified    1,219

The question is: Would his fiance prefer this over a gold diamond ring?

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mokthraka    158

The question is: Would his fiance prefer this over a gold diamond ring?

she wasnt sure at first but grew to love it. Also, Im pretty sure a diamond ring is for engagement. Not your wedding ring.

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saiz66    3

GG

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sanctified    1,219

she wasnt sure at first but grew to love it. Also, Im pretty sure a diamond ring is for engagement. Not your wedding ring.

How do you know?

You're right, diamond rings are not for weeding, that's a gold band, but still...

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Crisp    3,271

Me next.

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rfirth    729

I would be concerned about what metals are in that meteorite. If you're going to wear it, it's going to be in contact with your skin for a very long time. Also, if it's iron... rust.

The question is: Would his fiance prefer this over a gold diamond ring?

Sounds like the ring is for himself, not her.

You're right, diamond rings are not for weeding, that's a gold band, but still...

I've seen plenty of people with diamonds on their wedding band - commonly channel set. It depends on your taste. Obviously no center stone.

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123456789A    4,709

Lucky lady. Good thing I'm not getting married any time soon because I'd just get her one of these..

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Tom    1,190

I will never be as cool as this guy.

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Southern Patriot    737

I'd wager that pretty much any woman on the planet would prefer a wedding band that their husband crafted themselves over something bought from a store.

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nominak    982

The question is: Would his fiance prefer this over a gold diamond ring?

If it were my fiance, and she would prefer a gold ring w or wo diamonds.. she wouldn't be my fiance for too long... Hand forged ring out of a meteorite. That's dedication. That's got more sentimental value than a silly gold ring.

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Arceles    403

That looks so.... so... Skyrim forgery... hahaha :D

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sanctified    1,219

If it were my fiance, and she would prefer a gold ring w or wo diamonds.. she wouldn't be my fiance for too long... Hand forged ring out of a meteorite. That's dedication. That's got more sentimental value than a silly gold ring.

And I would agree. However most women tend to romanticize weedings since their youth. If something deviates from that idealization drama will spill.

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Praetor    987

hope he didn't transfer some of his power into the ring...making that the One Ring :)

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mokthraka    158

How do you know?

You're right, diamond rings are not for weeding, that's a gold band, but still...

because, he posted it to reddit like a week ago?

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