Legacy to Provide Free Silicone Rings to First Responders

Close-up of silicone ring. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Close-up of silicone ring. (Photo by Pat Blair)

First responders in the Sheridan area can get free silicone wedding rings this month at Legacy Diamond & Gems in downtown Sheridan.

Legacy co-owner Tom Kraft said there are safety hazards for first responders who wear metal wedding bands on emergency calls. He said the bands can get snagged on something, and potentially cause the loss of a finger. He said that's the main issue with a metal band, but any precious metal is also a good conductor of electricity.

He explained why the silicone rings are safer.

Kraft said through the month of May, all first responders, including those in Buffalo and the smaller towns and communities in Sheridan County, are invited to come to Legacy Diamond & Gems so their finger sizes can be taken.

He said the bands will be ordered starting in the first of June. He said the new rings should arrive in about one to two weeks after that.

Kraft is a son of Richard Kraft, who started Kraft's jewelry company in Sheridan in 1964. Kraft's older brother bought the business from their father, and Tom Kraft and his nephew, Spencer, bought the store when the older brother retired.

Tom Kraft said they put together their own store, Legacy, with a little different philosophy and a little more customizing.

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Tom Kraft. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Tom Kraft. (Photo by Pat Blair)

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