Our favorite woods to create wooden rings out of!
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We loved meeting all of the vendors and guests! It was a great cap to a wonderful and productive summer! May autumn go smoothly and nicely for all1
*Well, except for the goldleaf!
In 1872 Ferdinand J. Herpers patented the prong setting for the Tiffany Company, who had introduced it as the “Tiffany Setting” in 1886.
It is an embrace of a setting, the prongs used in a similar way to how we use the fingers of our hands.
At SWR, we’re always amazed at how different one prong-set ring looks from another. Recently, we’ve moved away from a simple pin-mounted setting. We like to use a prong setting laser-welded to a metal ring inlay. as you’ll see below. We find they’re stronger that way, and quite striking.
rosewood, garnet, patina’d gold<
walnut, client-provided raw diamond
dark bogwood, moissanite, mother of pearl inlay
rosewood, topaz, opal inlay
rosewood and steel, moissanite
Interested in your own prong set wood ring? Get started by filling out our Custom Ring form!
Bogwood, Turquoise, Malachite, Mother of Pearl
This ring puts us in the mind of the summer sea at night, maybe some moonlight passed along the water, and the song “Sea of Love,” by Phil Phillips. Particularly the cover by Cat Power.
Come with me, my love
To the sea, the sea of love
I want to tell you how much I love you
The ocean can feel endless, a circle is endless, life is finite but can be so lovely.
We’re getting a little too philosophical, maybe. It can be a problem around here. We’re aware. We’re working on it. But! Those aren’t tears. That’s just the shore wind kicking up sand.
Okay, we’re fine now. Promise. Just go watch this ridiculous video (for a very different sea/love song) while we put ourselves together.
Then head to the Ring Shop for your own embarrassingly beautiful adornment.
When we think of our bogwood rings, they bring to mind mizzle (mist + drizzle, a real and wonderful word) and mystery: a tree fallen into a peat bog and grown-over centuries ago, not petrified nor decayed, a sort of immortal thing, just beginning to be a fossil.
Our “Young at Heart – Yang” ring.
As one of us said today: it’s easy to write a romantic blog post about bogwood, because bogwood is so romantic!
Indeed, what more do we want of our love than to hold it close, and feel it everlasting? Often in Ireland, bogwood logs — once of oak or pine, yew or cypress — are dredged from their wet climes and placed into piled cairns, meant to mark a trail. Or else a canny harvester looks for the last-left frost across the peat: wherever there is still frost, bogwood can be found below. Being such “new” people in the presence of such an old material makes us feel quite pleasantly agog. To wear such a ring unites us with the earth and everything. The bogwood rings, too, make us misty eyed, and remember the specialness of life, where we are coming from and where we are going, as Italo Calvino writes in Invisible Cities: “The city…does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightning rods, the poles of the flags, every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.”
Most guys don’t wear much jewelry, if any at all. The wedding ring may be the only piece of jewelry they decide to wear. With that in mind, we offer eco-conscious rings that are hand-crafted from salvaged woods, to be comfortable and wearable for the modern man.
Wood rings are a great option for men with professions that aren’t conducive to wearing a metal ring, such as electricians (or rather too conducive). For graphic designers, our custom designs are exciting to be a part of before the production process begins. For men that want a simple band without much embellishment, our rings are natural and of the earth, and you would not believe how light they feel.
For men that do want something more durable without the wear of a wood ring, check out our stainless steel rings with wood inlays.