Wear a piece of NYC history! (Formerly kingscoinrings.com, now beadyeyedbeth.com)
My listing for the GIFT SET of ring PLUS a token ($27.99) is available here: https://goo.gl/Q2634N
Token necklaces and earrings are available in my Square Shop only: https://squareup.com/market/BEADYEYEDBETH
All my token rings are SEALED in ProtectaClear to both protect the finish and act as a barrier between the metal and skin to avoid skin discoloration and metal allergies.
SEE MY CUSTOMER REVIEWS! I pride myself on high-quality workmanship - you will find no better quality handcrafted NYC token ring of this kind anywhere online. Look closely at the photos. What you see in my photos is the quality of the ring you will receive. Others often charge MORE money for LESS quality, but I refuse to sell junk - my reputation is too important to me.
NYC Token Rings -- handcrafted from a genuine token -- Wear a piece of New York City history! This coin ring is a customer favorite -- Read the reviews! Makes a great gift for men and women alike. Ring sizes 5 to 10 available. I offer FREE one-time ring resizing to US CUSTOMERS only (see below).
NOW AVAILABLE IN 1/4 SIZES!
MY RINGS IN THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Copy & Paste: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/cool-subway-themed-souvenirs-online-article-1.2656924?22
WATCH ME MAKE A NYC TOKEN RING ON YOUTUBE: (Copy & Paste) https://youtu.be/VOQVPGuWzX4
BY CONVO REQUEST: Send me an Etsy convo request to WATCH ME MAKE YOUR RING LIVE, OR BY VIDEO REPLAY, ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/BeadyEyedBeth/ -- I will reply with an Etsy convo with the day and time I'll be streaming your ring live. If you are unable to attend the live stream it will be uploaded to my Facebook page as a video replay.
RUSH SERVICE WITH EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. KEEP READING...
US PROCESSING AND SHIPPING TIMES BROKEN DOWN:
USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL is the most economical option -- processing (ring-making) time can be up to 5 days, with transit time 2-5 days depending on the postal service. You will have your order in 7-10 days, sometimes sooner depending on how busy I am, how fast the Postal Service is, how far you live and time of year (Christmas time can slow down delivery time). Once I've shipped it its out of my hands, but you WILL get a tracking number in an email from Etsy. Don's see it? Check your spam or promotional folders.
PRIORITY MAIL - Processing time is still up to 5 days, with 2-3 days transit time depending upon the speed of the Postal Service. You'll likely receive it a day or two sooner than if you chose First Class shipping.
PRIORITY MAIL WITH RUSH SERVICE: Your ring is made within 48 hours or ordering and sent Priority Mail. You will likely receive it within 3 days depending on where you live. Add an extra day for Sunday. Actual cost of postagle plus $10 rush fee.
EXPRESS PRIORITY MAIL WITH RUSH SERVICE: Your ring is made within 24 hours of ordering and sent out ASAP depending on the time of day your ordered. Cannot be mailed on a Sunday. You will receive your order within 48 BUSINESS-DAY hours, and possibly overnight if the timing is right. Actual cost of postagle plus $10 rush fee.
READ MORE BELOW ABOUT:
Brightness/Darkness of the background finish may vary.
RING MAY RETAIN A DING OR TWO
FINDING YOUR RING SIZE
RETURNING YOUR RING FOR FREE RESIZING
UK/EU VAT AND ROYAL MAIL HANDLING
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ ABOUT THE RINGS:
Ring color may vary (SEE PHOTOS) due to both the handcrafted nature of these rings and varying metal content of the tokens throughout the decade in which they were produced. These rings are a NOVELTY item, and not fine jewelry, and are not meant to be worn 24/7 without expecting the clear coat and finish to wear off. This will happen with exposure to water and perspiration, and time, as it is brass and can be expected to tarnish. To remove the clear coat use acetone-based nail polish remover, then use silver or chrome polish with a soft cloth to remove tarnish and restore shine. Ring width varies by ring size -- larger rings (sizes 9-10) will be slightly more narrow than those pictured. Rings pictured are sizes 6-8.
These rings are meticulously hand-made and hand-finished by me, with great care and pride. Because I use authentic tokens that were in circulation for years sometimes a ring may still retain a small ding or two here and there, but I try to buff them out the best that I can. I feel this look adds to the character and authenticity of the token ring.
DO NOT GUESS AT YOUR RING SIZE! These rings are made to order to exact size on a professional jewelers steel ring mandrel, so to avoid disappointment I highly recommend that you visit a jeweler to have your ring size measured accurately, or visit my website at beadyeyedbeth (dot com) for instructions on measuring your ring size at home. I do offer FREE ring resizing, but you will have to pay postage to return it to me (See "RESIZING" below).
RESIZING (US ADDRESSES ONLY): FREE resizing for US customers ONLY due to the large cost increase in shipping internationally from the US. This is a "no-worries" ring purchase. If you order a ring and find the size needs to be adjusted I offer FREE resizing, and I even pay for the return postage. You will only need to pay postage to mail me the ring. I am not responsible for rings lost in the mail.
ABOUT THE TOKENS:
Tokens were used as fare to ride the NYC subway and bus system for decades. In order to ride the subway these days you need to purchase a Metro card, so these tokens are no longer being made and have faded into history. I am a born-and-raised New Yorker (now in SC) and I began making these rings from my own personal collection, so these token rings hold a special place in my heart. I make my rings from the "cutout Y" NYC tokens, which were in use from 1970 to 1980.
The outside of the ring states "NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY." When worn with the words "NEW YORK CITY" facing UP, the words on the opposite underside of the ring will say "TRANSIT AUTHORITY" upside down. The inside of the ring will faintly show the words "GOOD FOR ONE FARE."
Half sizes available! I offer sizes 5 through 10 of this particular ring.
IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE ORDERING: The rings shown in the photos are an accurate representation of the ring you will receive, not the actual ring.
RING CARE: These rings are a brass alloy and contain copper, so some temporary darkening of the skin under the ring can occur that washes right off. Your ring will come pre-protected with a coat of renaissance wax, and a clear coat of Jewelry Sheild on the inside of the band, but this will eventually wear off, so I recommend coating the inside of the ring with clear nail polish or Jewelry Shield from time to time. Keep your ring shining bright with a pre-treated jewelry polishing cloth. Alternatively, the ring can be worn on a chain around your neck.
RETURNS: These rings are made to order, so I offer NO refunds or exchanges. FREE ring resizing is available (see above).
UK/EU CUSTOMERS: Please be aware that you may incur an additional VAT and Royal Mail handling charge if your total purchase is more than 15 pounds. Customs may hold your package at you local post office for you to come pick it up and pay the charges. You can find a current exchange rate dollars to pounds conversion calculator here: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=dollars+to+pounds
Feb 21, 2019
I grew up in NJ and lived in Hoboken for five years and worked in NYC. I purchased the NJ state ring and the New York City token (which were 15c a ride when I was a kid!) ring. I chose the token ring with the darker background and I am so happy with both rings. I also lived in Boston for about twenty years and I plan to buy the Massachusetts ring too, very pleased with this maker. Highly recommend.
Feb 8, 2019
This is my fifth ring I have purchased from BeadyEyedBeth, definitely top on the list as one of my favorite shops. I first purchased one for myself and was so thrilled with the ring, I purchased four more for friends. And I’m sure there will be more in the future. Delivery is fast and service is awesome! Love these rings!
Jan 13, 2019
Jan 7, 2019
The New York City Subway Token Ring arrived safely today, Thank you sooooo much! It is beautifully hand crafted, and looks better than the pictures describe it. Growing up in NYC in the 70's , this ring triggered off some of the good ol' days spent in NYC. Thanks again Beth, I really appreciate it.....and thanks for the "extra gift as well! Dean
Jan 3, 2019