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Oct
16
2008

My Big NTFS Geek Wedding

A harried fan wrote in to ask where he could find geeky wedding bands for him and his beloved. We pillaged some of our trustworthy resources, such as Slashdot (hi, Sis!), Geek Sugar, and Boing Boing as a starting point to put together this list of our favorites. You should find something that's right for you two whether your connection is Cat 5, USB, or simple animal.... er, mineral... magnetism.

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Notes:
1) Some of these were created explicitly as part of a project or exhibition. The creator may not be making more, but if you love it, it can't hurt make contact.
2) Etsy is a great resource for hooking up with independent jewelers and finding creative alternatives to the mainstream.
3) If you want to make your own ring literally, check out Wedding Ring Workshop which we found via Offbeat Bride.

Do you have a great geeky wedding ring? Post it.

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Comments

meaningless icon! http://www.jbentovim.com/encoder%20rings.htm My favorite, the encoder ring.
KawaiiKiller said this 2226 days ago.
meaningless icon! Id marry someone for some of those rings...
HiddenFromEyes said this 2226 days ago.
meaningless icon! Heh... Cooool
Dash said this 2226 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love the elvish...
jamesleemiller said this 2225 days ago.
meaningless icon! Confession time: I'm the fan they're referring to up there, and I'd just like to say that you all rock at life. Right now I'm looking at the Tengwar and Armillary Sphere ones, although I may use the custom-made ones as well. Pictures will follow, of course! Thank you SO MUCH for putting this together for me!
Guardian996 said this 2223 days ago.
meaningless icon! *warm fuzzies all around*
Regan (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 2223 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm glad you avoid the old and badly outdated FAT, but surely a real geek wouldn't rely on NTFS either? Me, I'm all in favour of JFS. Bootable JFS ftw! Congrats, Guardian996. I wish you and your geeky bride all the best!
Rosuav said this 2218 days ago.
meaningless icon! I saw the tengwar bands and melted. I do all sorts or calligraphy projects with the script so those were awesome. I have saved the link. You never know if it will come in handy ;) lol
Princess Leia said this 2215 days ago.
meaningless icon! These are brilliant! I'm currently planning my own Geek Wedding, and these are just the sort of rings I've been looking for. Right now, I'm partial to the sine wave ring at Green Karat(fiance is a calc professor, after all...).
briteyes said this 2214 days ago.
meaningless icon! A fingerprint wedding ring is a decent geek choice as well. http://www.andrewenglish.com/page2.htm Less pain than a bone cell ring, and still unique. A local jeweler can figure out how to make it if you can't get Andrew in the UK in time.
TrophyGeek said this 2214 days ago.
meaningless icon! Ordered my Geeky wedding band from www.weddingvowrings.com they can do engraving on the inside and outside of the ring, so I got our initials and the date in Binary on the outside, and one of the bible verses on the inside 0101000001000010001001100101001101000010 0011000000111000001011010011001000110010001011010011000000111000 010000010010000001110100011010010110110101100101 01110100011011110010000001101100011011110111011001100101
UntamedSpirit said this 2214 days ago.
meaningless icon! Wedding Ring Workshop - it's even cooler! You don't make your own ring - you make each others. Subtle distinction? Buy you're going to be looking at your ring for a long, long time.
ludovici said this 2214 days ago.
meaningless icon! Spousal unit and I will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary next year...I think matching Tengwar Rings will be our goal. I wonder if my bosses will let me work LOTS of overtime...
HELONURS said this 2214 days ago.
meaningless icon! Man, I wish I had seen these rings 2 years ago... ;-)
jedigirl77 said this 2214 days ago.
meaningless icon! Yes, Really wish I had seen the wedding ring workshop. It would have been awesome to create our own rings with gold we had found on our Alaska trip. Although her engagement ring is an odd shape, (Celtic knotwork) so that might have been a bit difficult
UntamedSpirit said this 2214 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh my. Those bone rings have stolen my heart now. I hope something like that will eventually become more accessible. That is such a great idea. I also liked the EKG rings but as I've been taken EKG so many times it seems nearly mundane. Like "pffft, I see those lines every couple of months".
Maaret said this 2208 days ago.
meaningless icon! I guess im not just a techi, im a geek and a techi, I'm wondering what their wedding theme will be!
hack master said this 2199 days ago.
meaningless icon! A neat new one I found via TrendHunter: "I Do" Audio Waveform Rings http://sakurakoshimizu.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-do-wedding-band-2008.html
Regan (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 2191 days ago.
meaningless icon! ancient fossilized amber insect/plant life/arachnid jewelry also makes a great gift for science nerd girlfriends :)
Calvinandhobbes said this 2181 days ago.
meaningless icon! Want Armillary sphere ring NOW!!! I used to think my old liquid crystal mood ring was cool ... er ... 30 something years ago!
VPN said this 2178 days ago.
meaningless icon! It appears that ringdesigner.com (the people.that to the tengwar rings)have possibly since gone under. One of my best friends is planning a Star Wars wedding, and as big LotR fans I was going to suggest the tengwar rings to her .. only over the past month I haven't been able to get the site to open. It's weird b/c everything I've read online shows that ringdesigner.com had a very good rep. What a shame.
Princess Leia said this 2105 days ago.
meaningless icon! Agh. Thanks for the heads-up about ringdesigner.com closing, Princess Leia. Looks like they got overwhelmed: http://alaskaoregonwesternwashington.bbb.org/WWWRoot/Report.aspx?site=114&bbb=1296&firm=75000557 As an alternative, serious jewelry stores probably have a good hand-engraver either on site or on retainer who could work from a printout. Here's a page with advice on going about an important translation into Tengwar: http://www.geocities.com/therealteng/guide.html
Regan (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 2104 days ago.
meaningless icon! What a shame. They had a good product and atleast on the tengwar side of things they seemed to be approaching it from th right direction (offering custon transcription by Dan Smith for an added fee). That is a good link you posted. Just a heads up to anyone, if you are getting your own transcription done it doesn't hurt to check it with a couple sources, including TengScribe which is a widely recognized freeware that uses Dan Smith's fonts. Tengwar mistakes are funny on cafe press shirts, but not so much on wedding jewelry :-p
Princess Leia said this 2097 days ago.
meaningless icon! A lot of these links aren't working out for me, admittedly, several years after they were posted. Is there a newer post with similar info? I need something clever and amazing. I wanted to get Earth's stargate address engraved around the outside of one (and naturally, something mushy on the inside), but I'm not sure where to start looking! Help me, ThinkGeek!
JediPwnces said this 1402 days ago.
meaningless icon! JediPwnces, that sounds like something a good jeweler could help you with, but if you want to make it yourself, maybe Wedding Ring Workshop could help: http://weddingringworkshop.com/ And if you see something you like on Etsy, it might be worth contacting the seller to ask if you could get something custom made--it is not uncommon for Etsians to take on "commissioned" pieces. Good luck!!
CarrieGouldin said this 1401 days ago.

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