I'm with you on a darker red, specifically maroon. I live in an area where school/team spirit colors are maroon and gold. I'm looking to create items for fundraising projects such as UIL, band boosters, art, etc. (Programs that typically suffer due to budget cuts.) So far all I have found are some burgundy copper core rings on ebay and etsy. I prefer not to use copper due to its softness and it would drive pricing up, which I want to avoid. On another note, I am not especially fond of the bright yellowish-gold offered through TRL either. It is a bit too gaudy for my tastes. It would be nice to see something a little more subdued.