Engage naturally with a wood engagement ring.
Well, first off since the word “wood rings” is in our name you would think they mean everything and they do but it is much more than that. We hold in high regard the object we like to call our simple “wood engagement ring” because it is so simple and yet can hold so much spiritual and symbolic meaning. They can tell stories. They can hold hope. They can hold bits of the past and hope for the future. We can carry this with us in the present moment. We can not be anything but humbled when a young couple comes to us with raw materials for their wood wedding set or wood engagement rings. We look into the eyes of these young couples and we can see the hope and goodness they carry for the world. We are grateful and understand that we have been entrusted to not only be a part their union but that they hold the preservation of our natural resources as dear as we do. A wood engagement ring celebrates the shared values of two people striving to make this world a better place.
We use salvaged wood for our wood engagement ring. We have the pleasure of working with woods and natural materials that have wonderful stories of how people have met. It is fulfilling to know that we can be apart of giving the world an alternative to traditional wedding ring. We believe that our wood rings allow those that would have them to engage more naturally, love more naturally. Wood engagement ring proposes hope that two can become one in a very simple and naturally connect way.
Birthwood rings hold high the beautifully simple nature of the one you love whether it be a wife, mother, daughter, sister… not to leave the boys out we’ll include them too.
Warmth, Character, and Versatility
These are all great words to describe a good father. We think they’re great words to describe our Father’s Rings too.
If you’re looking for something understated and meaningful for that dad in your life, we got you. Our Father’s Ring is handcrafted using our bentwood process. The base is comprised of the Birthwood of the bearer and the ring contains inlays of Birthwood representing his children. Every element of our rings is customizable to a high degree. Our standard men’s ring width is 8mm and we create the inlay from 1mm strips in order to keep the aesthetic clean but you can request any number of alterations. For example, you could choose wider or off-center inlays with spaces in between. The standard Father’s Ring offers up to four inlays at 1mm (to keep the width of the ring on the narrower scale) but you are always welcome to adjust this as needed.
Father’s Ring with Mother’s “Sitting in a Tree” Ring
We’ve add these handsome rings to our Birthwood product line, don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. You can find information about wooden ring care and durability on our website. Also, don’t forget that, in honor of Earth Day, a portion of all of our proceeds until April 22nd, 2017 will be donated to environmental charities that support our Earth. We’re donating to four charities and you have the option, at checkout, of choosing which charity you would like to donate to. Navigate here to view Birthwood inlay options and place a custom order. Let us know on Facebook or Instagram what you’re planning to do on Father’s Day this year!
This hackberry, red jasper, and black pearl set is based on the design we initially made for the NotWedding. We think it’s classy and contemporary with more than a helping of warmth!
Falling in love? Contact us for more information on your own great set.
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
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.
At a show a few years ago, a gentleman approached Gustav: he had worked for a now-defunct Chicago xylophone factory for years, and had collected out-of-tune rosewood keys throughout his career. He’d never found a real use for them. Now he was clearing out his house and wanted to know, did Gustav want them? Of course the answer was a resounding (ha!) YES.
We’re so proud of this beautiful custom ring, made with that rosewood and a client-supplied guitar string. Check out how well the metallic spring of the string combines with the super-rich and multi-tonal wood. What could be more visually musical?
Want to own your own guitar string ring? Head over to our Custom Orders page to start the show!
Want to reuse the rest of the guitar, too?
Check out this ingenious/melodic home from Fairy Meadows Miniatures!
Perhaps something a bit more pragmatic and everyday?
Everyone needs more shelving! (via Apartment Therapy/Recyclart)
Reusing is all about innovation, and we love that!
For a peek at our in-stock rosewood rings, check out the shop!