Benchmark was founded in 1972, with their successful introduction of the "Comfort Fit" wedding band to the US market. Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the company produces some of the finest woman's and men's wedding bands in the world using the purest gold and the finest platinum. All benchmark wedding bands are produced by the die struck method, which provides for a more solid product; one with less porosity and more gold, in contrast to regular cast pieces which are more prone to have voids within the metal which can occasionally lead to imperfections and breakage. All rings are custom ordered by material and size therefore prices vary. Call 888-SOHO-GEM for a current price quote on your Benchmark Ring.