Wooden wedding rings are formed using materials from the heart of the forest. Mighty trees have a history; they have a heart and soul. Every single tree that grows in a forest has fought for its place there, battling for sunlight and nutrients against its brethren. When one of these trees falls, it leaves behind a legacy, one that we can impart into our wooden rings by utilizing the unique patterns and textures found in the wood.
Combining the heart and soul of these mighty trees with the emotional journey you are undertaking with your loved one, gives each and every one of our wood wedding rings their own history. It is then down to you to provide the ring with a future, allowing the heart and spirit of the tree to live on.
This makes handcrafted wooden rings the perfect wedding ring choice for those who are a bit more eco-conscious than the norm, as well as those who love everything organic and natural.
At Rings by Lux, we are immensely proud of the handcrafted wood wedding bands that we produce. We are committed to the environment, which is evident through our ethical approach to woodworking. This ethical approach means we only use eco-responsible sourced wood. We only timber that has fallen naturally or has been salvaged from historical buildings or managed plantations.
We use a combination of elements found naturally across the country. This combination of nature and your individual story is what gives our rings their charm and appeal.
In our wooden ring collection, you will find some of our favorite designs. These should help you with your inspiration.
While there is no argument that wood rings make for a beautiful and individual choice, many people wonder about the longevity of a wood wedding ring.
With traditional wood rings made entirely of wood, your ring is likely to degrade and wear rather quickly. Wood isn't a non-reactive metal like Titanium or Gold. This means that a wedding ring made solely of wood is probably not the best idea.
Luckily, our range of rings uses a wood-inlay system. This is where thin strips of your chosen wood are laid inside precious metals or other materials like Titanium, Ceramic, or Tungsten.
During the process, after the wooden strip has been added, the rings-smith will apply a special resin over the materials. This resin protects the wood inside your ring from external factors that could degrade it, like water or mold.
Where Do We Source Our Wood?
We have a selection of wooden inlays that are sourced from either whiskey barrels, Sapele wood, wenge wood, ironwood, snakewood, koa wood, or zebrawood. All of our materials are reclaimed or recycled, and by combining all-natural wood elements and precious metals, our environmentally friendly rings will each have a unique tale.
Reclaimed wood is environmentally friendly and sustainable, but beyond that, it also has character and strength.
The United States creates 20 million tons of lumber waste each year. Using recycled wood can dramatically reduce the amount of waste in our landfills. Reclaimed wood is 11 to 13 times more efficient.
We salvage wood from whiskey barrels, old buildings, we use hardwood flooring, joiner beams, barn siding, and structural timbers. Many forests contain these ancient woods that were harvested to near extinction during the industrial revolution, and remaining forests are now protected. This means that the only way to acquire these beautiful and incredibly valuable resources is by reclaiming the wood.
Furthermore, old wood is also up to 10 times denser than modern lumber. This is because modern farming techniques cause trees to grow faster and, therefore, less dense and less strong.
We source some of our wood from aged whiskey barrels, the wood that ages whiskey also looks impressive in our rings. The most common material for whiskey barrels isAmerican white oak. This is a prominent hardwood in North America with an ancient history. Some oak trees can live for over450 yearsand reach an impressive height. While they are called white oak trees, the color is usually grey, tan, or dark brown. Casks have a beautiful rich golden color and charred black lines. Barrels are fire-roasted, which features a unique pattern sought after by jewelry makers, artists, and furniture makers.
White oakhas a closed cellular structure, making it rot and water-resistant. This is why it is used in whiskey and wine barrels as well as in construction. This versatile and durable wood is a perfect choice for your wood ring.
Wenge wood is a tropical timber, originating in Africa. It is very dark and has prominent striped patterns. It is commonly used in flooring, staircases, and musical instruments. It is an endangered wood due to a history of exploitation. It is a crime that so much of it ends up on a scrap heap after being removed from old buildings.
Ironwood is a term used for hardwoods with a high density. We spend years creating designs with the wood that we source.
Koa wood only grows on the islands of Hawaii. It has an honored heritage and is considered sacred. This beautiful wood is admired for its deep rich colors and varied patterns.
Snakewood comes from a small, rare tree in central and South America. It has a deep red color that turns reddish brown when it is exposed to air. The pattern resembles snakeskin, and while it polishes beautifully, it can be challenging to work with as it easily splits. We take the utmost care to mold this impressive wood.
Zebrawood is used to describe several kinds of stripped woods. It has been traded throughout history and was brought to different parts of the world by the British empire. Legend has it that these timbers are bound to the moon, whose pull creates the wave-like patterns and infuses the wood with cosmic energy.
Why Choose Wood for Your Wedding Ring?
There is a unique beauty that only comes from years of natural aging. Our wooden rings have a rich history that has been ingrained from decades of use.
America's lumber history begins with the founding of the country and makes its way through pirates, treason, and war. These woods have come from across the globe to build houses, stables, warehouses, industrial mills, and whiskey barrels.
We then do our best to reclaim these precious materials, which are an iconic part of world history and bring their vintage beauty into the modern world, and onto your finger, ready to begin a new chapter.
This makes our rings a popular choice for wedding bands. Not only do they look amazing, but they are also infused with a rich history and energy that you can carry with you into your life.
The first wedding rings were made from wood, as once it was all we had that we could manipulate and craft with. A wood ring has a natural beauty and exceptional style that will stand the test of time both in style and durability.
The various woods used in our rings mean that you can choose a color and texture that suits your skin tone and personality. Your wedding ring should be something that you feel connected to and which you can be proud to wear for many years to come.
Our inlaid wood wedding rings are remarkably durable. This is due to the combination of strength from the host metal, for example, Titanium, and the resin used to seal the ring. With the host metal already resistant to water, the resin seals the deal, making your ring water-resistant.
Rings By Lux
Each design has been made with the utmost care and precision. Lux is a family run business, and the customer is at the heart of everything we do. Your search for a wood ring that is durable, ethically sourced and eye-catching, ends here. We are a popular choice for wedding bands and gifts because of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
We love to hear from our customers, so if you are finding it difficult to find the perfect wood ring or have any questions about our jewelry, then please get in touch.
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