Wood wedding band

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It is very unique and I love it but I question how it would hold up long term.

Post # 5
295 posts
Helper bee

That’s pretty sweet! I imagine that it will have to be replaced occasionally because the wood will eventually go beyond “lived in” looking since it’s bound to be softer than the metal, but if it’s not too expensive to replace then it’s really unique and awesome IMO. 

Slight tangent: It could be a really interesting option for a nifty craft project. Every time you needed to replace it, or every five years etc., you could get pictures taken of the two of you and frame it with the pic. Or something to that effect celebrating the years of marriage each individual ring symbolizes. 

Post # 6
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Wooden rings are usually designed so the grain goes around your finger. This makes them surprisingly durable. It would be a lie to say that they will last as long as a metal ring — They won’t. Skin is a very mild sandpaper — wearing it and taking it on and off will damage the ring over the years. The protective coatings will wear off. Skin, sweat, oils, various dirt and debris will get into the ring and wear it down. Wooden rings will eventally need to be replaced, but they are a lot more durable than people think — You can get a good many years (I’d say 5 or so?) out of a wooden ring without needing to replace it.

Post # 8
10 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

My partner and I wore matching wood rings for almost a year before we were engaged.  No metal, just wood.  They were custom and beautiful. Mine was fine after a year, with a few dings/scratches. Her’s was a mess, because she is a chemist in a lab and washed her hands constantly.  We could probably have refinished it, but decided to upgrade to white gold, hoping it’ll stand up better.  So, it depends on what he does with his hands.

Post # 9
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Mrs_Harmer_to_be:   I think its a fab ring. My neighbour got a wooden ring as her engagement ring. Dont know how well they hold up long term but she has hers about a year now and it looks fine to me 

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