Post # 1
We’re looking for a ring for FI and came across some really cool looking ones on etsy that had inlays of wood, antler, and other materials. We really like them but I’m worried they might be too fragile or require extra care.
One of the sellers warns against soaking them in water (like a shower or doing dishes) or wearing them while lifting heavy objects. I just can’t tell if the sellers are being extra cautious just to cover their butts or if these materials really are that delicate.
Does anyone or their SO’s have rings like these? How do they hold up?
ETA: Here are some examples
Post # 3
I haven’t had any expierence with these, but I would assume you’d have to be very careful with the wood one. As for the antler, I wouldn’t be overly concerned. I’ve been a deer hunter for 15+ years, and those things can take a beating! Of course, as your wedding ring, you don’t plan on it being “abused”. If he is the “outdoorsy” type, RealTree also makes camo rings 😉
Post # 4
There was JUST a bee on here maybe in the last day or two who said she had a wood engagement ring and it didnt last long. She was replacing it. But the rings you posted appear to have wood inlay. I think that would last much longer. Would your FI wear his ring often? A wood one would probably last my husband a lifetime the amount he actually wears his lol.
Post # 5
@Kit_Kath: Oo I love those rings! But wood, and to a lesser extent antler is generally not going to hold up to a lifetime of daily wear the same way a gold band would. I think they look great, but you have to be conscious that at some point they will probably break.
Post # 6
DH has an antler inlay ring! I got the extra armor protection on it. He never takes it off, and it’s held up so far 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@Kit_Kath: Just fyi we were going to get one of those but wanted something that was definitely durable, so we got a wood grain patterned band instead. It’s Damascus steel and is from Stonebrook Goods on Etsy.
Post # 8
My DH wanted wood and I wanted matching we went with “rings by Johan” on etsy. He has some armor stuff that makes the wood strong! Mine is 18k gold and his is titanium and wood. Both have the armor. DH is in the military and works on/flys air planes so we bought a $19 simple titanium from amazon. He just wants to be careful ( no one he works w has gold/diamond/costly rings as they all get banged up). I ware mine 24/7 and there isn’t a nick Yet.
Post # 10
@lolot: Those are gorgeous!
Post # 11
Think of wood and water. Imagine a back deck or porch over years and years of rain. It can get moldy, it gets waterlogged, it breaks down. It isn’t good for a forever ring but if you don’t mind replacing it in a couple years, go for it. You can get the look of wood grain in metal, too, which will last much longer.
Post # 12
@Kit_Kath: my husbands is a wood antler combo from Jewelry by Johan on Etsy. We’ve only been married since June but it’s held up well. He wears it daily.
Post # 13
@NEAM2014: We also bought DH’s ring from Johan 🙂
Post # 14
@Kit_Kath: Is that Jewelry by Johan? We purchased our wedding/engagement rings from them. My fiance has a meteorite inlay ring and I have a custom meteorite ring with a triangular setting. They were really good to work with and the workmanship is definitely there. I think they have a ring armour that they use which reduces the care.