Hey, pretty rings! This sweet custom set features amethyst and Mother of Pearl in rosewood (left) and walnut (right) rings.
Interpretative design sketch by Allison
It’s uncommon that we are brought an exact design that doesn’t change at all, but when one client came in, he knew exactly what he wanted: a teardrop-shaped cypress ring with an inlay mix of red coral, yellow jade, abalone, mother of pearl, and metal shavings. In components it was so complicated that we just took to calling it “That Cool Ring” as it moved through the production process.
Now that it’s done, we see that it is a totally cool ring indeed.
Have a clear image of what you want? Let us know!
Often we only show you one view of a ring (so many rings, so little time!) but we thought we’d splash into the Photoshop pool to show you the many pretty and different views of the “x” inlay. Such movement!
Want to know more about how our rings are durable and different? Check out our “About Rings” page.
top: oak ring trio l: lapis lazuli “x” inlay,
center: mother of pearl,
bottom: a 360-degree view of the “x” inlay
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!
Matt and Tatiana thought they’d get the rings all wrapped up and head out but when they tried them on, they didn’t want to take them off! We asked them to pose for a few candids, then sent them off in the direction of a favorite neighborhood restaurant. When clients are around, the joy just does not stop!
Their rings are rosewood and mother of pearl. Like the looks of them? Check out the shop.
This is what happened when we asked them to kiss for the camera:
Ready to make your own wood wedding rings? Head to the Custom Order page!
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.
These rings came out of the shop today and made us moon-eyed.
Partnerships are all about balance, or a constant engagement to work toward balance.
These rings — ebony and birdseye maple — present and enactment of those sweet efforts. The throughline, what binds them, is a shimmering inlay of ruby, yellow topaz, and mother of pearl.
In the pictured rough-hewn box, the rings will have a beautiful place to rest together, while their owners going swimming or rock climbing or whatever heavy activities they like to do.
A scrap of a poem, from Alice Notley’s “Clinical Thermometer with Moonstone,” via The Poetry Foundation: “I love you as a fan loves air. oops it’s vice-versa I told you about that character She is a bezel awaiting the plop of a ruby she must grow chronically”
We wish for the wearers of these rings to grow chronically, together, in balance, and to have a beautiful life together!
“This is the world’s reenactment of today, and of this moment, and of continuing on-with its satellite imaging of scattering birds obscuring our faces—and this is the world’s reenactment of its percentages: of the constant shifting of the satellites and the constant scattering of the birds and the likelihood that we will be seen; and this is the reenactment of someone choosing your face” from “Equation for Cresting” by Christopher Bolin, via Verse Daily
These summer weeks our studio fills with light and noise.
These summer weeks out studio fills with light and joy.
Even the peregrine falcons have been hooting and squeaking and swooping, like, they know. (Or perhaps, with Field Museum visitors, and three little newly-hatched babes, they’ve got their own sweet hubbub!)
So many wonderful people are getting married at the end of June! And we’re making wood rings for everyone, or, it certainly seems that way.
Lisa and Denise came in to pick up their rings earlier this week, for a private commitment ceremony. They were freshly back from Kenya, and “accidentally” wearing coordinated shirts featuring elephants from their travels.
It was so wonderful to spend time with these two as they tried on their rings–rosewood, moissanite, and mother of pearl–and made sure just they were just right.
Allison consults with Lisa and Denise about the right fit.
Lisa and Denise try the rings on for size for the first time!
Denise takes a closer look.
The happy couple!
We couldn’t be happier for Lisa and Denise, and wish them a lifetime together of joy and adventure.
If you need us, we’ll be sanding and wrapping, packing and shipping, sighing and stretching, and ready for more!
The Breaking Traditions ring! One of our most popular designs. It is designed to represent the four elements. But this ring is so versatile, it’s easy to make it your own.
You can change the inlay, to whatever stones or materials you want. You can even add some wood if you like! You can give us your own materials to use as well.
Or maybe you would like to get really creative! And use all sorts of different materials.
What will you put in your Breaking Traditions ring?