Two friends, Tom and Stephen, found each other through CrossFit and came together to form RECON Rings. It all started with a tale Tom told to Stephen about how he witnessed a buddy lose his finger while deployed in Iraq because his wedding band got caught on a door.
The story goes something like this...
Our young Tom Tartaglia was deployed with his unit in Iraq. While on patrol, his teammate stumbled coming out of a LAV, grabbed for the door which caught on his wedding band, and suffered a severe ring avulsion, removing his finger. Tom and his team sprung into action, knocking his friend out, grabbing the ring, and escaping to the nearest base in order to try to save their friend's finger. Fast forward to present day, Tom marries Lisa, knowing he'll need to find a better ring to profess his love and keep his fingers. The story of the team “on patrol” evolved to being “on recon,” which became the name of the brand.
RECON Rings is a veteran-owned company producing a high quality brand of silicone wedding bands for active individuals.
Provide safe comfortable silicone rings for those that live in kinetic environments.
We want to decrease the number of ring avulsions by creating a favorable alternative to wearing metal rings. We want to grow our relationships with charities who help those in the community around us. We want to build a community of people who want to remain active, push limits, and live life without worrying about their ring.
The story that founded us, continues to make us stronger. A portion of the money from each RECON Ring sale will be donated amongst several military affiliated, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations with a focus on helping veterans and their families.
RECON Rings will release limited edition tribute products, while working together with individual charity organizations to raise both awareness and funding, continuing to focus on our wounded veterans and their families.