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Unique Ideas for Wooden Ring Inlays

Consider the Inlay 

One of the benefits of wood rings, especially for commitment jewelry, is near endless possibility for personalized inlay options. We have written posts in the past about custom inlays, commissioned by clients, and about our favorite inlays but we've been hanging out on Pinterest recently and found some inspiration.

Love Letters

love letter

Johnny Cash / House of Cash / Via

Custom rings with client-provided love notes.

love letter wood ring inlay

The poet John Keats to his lover Fanny Brawne / Haverford College / Via

We have actually inlaid love notes once before--written on colored sticky notes. It's a romantic idea to keep the confidence, secrets, and endearment of your lover close to your body at all times. Plus, if the notes are on colored paper, the visual outcome produces a trippy, marbled effect. 

Memorable Ticket Stubs

unique wood ring inlays

Train Tickets / Image source :

wood ring sports ticket

Memorabilia / Ticket Stub / Source

Ticket Stubs

Ticket Stubs / photo credit

In the same vein as above, you could inlay tickets from a fair you went to together, the cinema where you had your first date, or from a memorable sports event. 

Sand from Faraway Places

wood ring sand inlay

Faraway Sand / Iceland / Photo source,

pink sand wood ring inlay

Faraway Sand / Tunisia / Photo source :

We do often inlay sand from beaches all around the world. If you and your lover travel into the wild unknown, bottling some of that wanderlust makes for an inspiring ring. 


seed inlay wood rings

Branch of Argyrodendron Seeds / Via

wood ring inlay seeds

Vintage Seed Catalog / Smithsonian /

seed inlay wood rings

Coral Bean Seeds / John Petranka / Via Pinterest

Naturally, our wooden rings are biodegradable. To capitalize on this, you could encapsulate seeds that might grow from the ring if it happened to find its way back to the earth. 

Heirloom Fabric

fabric inlay wooden ring

Pocket Square / Photo via Anna Price Olson / Pinterest

wood ring unique inlay

Vintage Lace / Photo source :

fabric inlay wood ring

Vintage fabric created by designer Barbara Brown / Via

This could be anything : fabric you own from a beloved family member, leftovers from designing your wedding dress, your partner's pocket square, ribbons that hold special meaning for you, fabric from the blanket you had a picnic on together, the list is inexhaustible. 

Verdant Matter

wooden ring inlay flowers

Asrai Garden Bouquet / Instagram

cactus flower wood ring inlay

Flowering Cactus / Saguaro National Park / Photo from

fern inlay wood rings

Ferns and other Verdant Matter / unknown source /

You might consider having stand-in rings for your ceremony so that you can use the flowers from your bouquet in your wedding band. Or, if there are any other verdant things that have special meaning to you, consider having them preserved in your ring--to keep close at all times. 

Hope we've sparked some inspiration!