As you may know, the original Ratchet Ring had a stainless steel finish, and only came in that one version. It's minimalist, stylish, and it goes with pretty much everything. We still think it looks pretty darn good. It's timeless.
But we wanted to expand our views with the introduction of the Ratchet Ring V2. We wanted to be able to offer a few different versions, so that everyone can find something that fits their style.
So we decided to make a black version. It felt like the natural course to take. We researched our options for making this happen, and came across a plethora of options. But our demands were high - we needed the solution to be durable, hard, and have minimal friction between the moving parts of the ring.
Finally, we settled on using DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) applied via the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process.