Simply Wood Rings Care Instructions
As with a 16th century Stradivarius violin, the longevity of my rings are largely due the their amount of use. If a violin is left unused, it will dry and disintegrate. With gentle, sustained use, each ring can be a long lasting transformation of the tree’s natural beauty.
We would be doing you a disservice if we claimed our work was as durable as metal rings. We can say that our work is much more durable than most people think. They are created in such a way that allows the grain to run around the ring, creat- ing a very durable structure. When the finish is maintained our rings can last for many years. We believe that wearing an organic, wooden ring means more than just owning a ring. Our wooden rings tell a story, and remind us to live our lives in the moment.
The greatest determining factor to the ring's lifespan is the care it receives on a regular basis. These rings are designed to be lived in and incorporated into the pacing of our lives, so most of your daily activities are fine. The grain structure makes the rings structurally sound, so you do not need to worry about splintering or breaking with these rings. The wood is protected with a transparent, water-proof finish. Although we recommend the ring be removed during hand washing, the occasional wash will not harm the ring as long as the finish is maintained.
Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals, over-frequent washing/drying, extended submersion in water rough, treatment (e.g. wearing the ring while lifting or operat- ing machinery). These are all things that can compromise the finish, and thereby, the integrity of the ring itself. The finish is the most important factor in keeping the ring in good condition, and if it is compromised, it can allow water into the wood, which damages the ring from the inside.
The rings can withstand the occasional shower or hand wash, as long as moisture does not remain beneath the ring and finger.
The unfinished or natural rings require an occasional rub of mineral oil.
Made from Beeswax and a 100% natural conditioner.
We are happy to refinish any of our rings for only the cost of shipping. If at any point you feel that is something you'd like, just send the ring back our way, and we will redo the finish.