Balfour’s Limited Lifetime Warranty

Lifetime Guarantee against Defects in Material and Workmanship

All M.I.T. Graduate Rings are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the Ring.  

Lifetime Resizing

All Graduate Rings may be resized for the life of the Ring (all rings can be resized up or down two sizes).  

Replacement of a Damaged Ring

C.B.I.'s base price includes the replacement of a Graduate Ring (with the same specifications as the original ring) that is accidentally damaged (with the return of the damaged ring) at no charge.  

Change of Academic Department Designation, degree or year

Should any student transfer to a different department, change graduation year or degree within M.I.T.,  C.B.I. will remake the ring at no charge until graduation.  This is limited to one remake per ring.  The original ring will be exchanged for a new one (of the same style, weight, and quality).

Failure to Graduate

A student who fails to graduate may return the ring to receive a full refund up to one year from the students’ scheduled date of graduation  upon written confirmation of the student's change of status from the Graduate Students Office at M.I.T.

Resolution of Warranty Disputes

Disputes about the validity of warranty claims will be resolved by the M.I.T. Graduate Student Council. C.B.I. agrees to abide by the decision of the Graduate Student Council.

Lifetime Refinishing

If a student is not totally satisfied with his or her original choice of finish, C.B.I. will refinish the Ring at no charge.

Ring Adjustment Service
Several Ring adjustment service sessions will be scheduled with company representatives present on campus. A shipping charge of $14.95 may be assessed for any warranty work performed after graduation.  

Ring Loss Protection

The Ring is automatically protected against loss or theft. If lost or stolen C.B.I. will replace the Ring one time for a one hundred dollar ($100.00) processing fee plus a fourteen dollar and ninety-five cents ($14.95) shipping and handling charge. This loss protection is in effect for four years from the date of purchase on all original orders purchased after this contract goes into effect. This protection plan excludes diamonds and precious stones.

Requirements for replacement:

1) Ring Loss Protection Plan Card; 2) Original Invoice; 3) Specifications for replacement must be identical to original jewelry: stone, date, curriculum, school and all other options; 4) Request for replacement must be made within 45 days of loss, 5) Police report number (as applicable); 6) Explanation of circumstances of loss; 7) $100.00 processing fee plus $14.95 shipping and handling.  

Warranty Exclusions

C.B.I.'s warranty is not valid if work is performed on the M.I.T. Graduate Ring by anyone other than a C.B.I. craftsman.   C.B.I.'s warranty gives specific legal rights and other rights which vary from state to state (effective 1972).