Post # 1
My bf likes the koa wood wedding bands, but wishes that he could just get a gold band with the wood inlay. Does anyone know why all the koa wedding bands are titanium? Is there a reason why this is? How come we can’t get a gold band with the inlay (I’m talking about the entire band being made out of gold and not just bands in the titanium ring)?
Post # 3
I’ve seen some gold rings on etsy w/wood inlays. Idk, but if he really likes the koa wood, titanium would probably be a better choice anyways. Titanium’s cheaper, you can’t resize rings w/wood inlays, and the wood won’t be durable enough for a forever ring, so you might as well go with a cheaper metal. Spending the extra money for gold seems pointless if the wood has a limited life.
Post # 4
@Anise: I just bought a Koa band from Martin and Macarthur in the Ala Moana shopping center in Honolulu. I chose the Tungsten steel as opposed to titanium. It doesn’t scratch and is almost indestructable. Not sure if they have any gold, but worth a try. Good luck.
Post # 5
@Anise: Aloha I know it has been a while since your post but I wanted to answer your question. A gold ring embedded with wood is too soft to hold an inlay for any amount of time, eventually the gold ring will bend and the inlay will loosen and crack. We work only with titanium because it has the strength to hold inlays. If you have anymore questions, fell free to contact me, otherwise if your wedding has already taken place, congrats!