Post # 1
My Fiance is pretty keen on getting a wooden ring (with perhaps a metal band along the inside to fortify it). Is this something that we need to have custom-made? Is there anyone who has done/thought about this option? And if so, can you recommend any retailers in the UK?
Post # 3
My fiance really wanted a wood inlay ring as well. We’re in the states and the only place we could find that made them was fable designs (http://www.fabledesigns.net/?page_id=906). They’re definitely custom. We decided not to go this route though, because you have to be extremely careful about not getting the ring wet, etc. or the wood inlay may pop out of the band. A friend of mine’s husband has an all wood band and he loves it. I think they ordered it from a seller on Etsy. I can ask them about it if you’d like. I think he rubs oil into it occassionally to protect it, but otherwise I think it’s been pretty durable. Good luck with your ring search 🙂
Post # 4
My Fiance wants a wooden ring as well (very outdoorsy and not into jewelry!) so I will be surprising him with a ring from this seller: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MnMWoodworks. He has very good reviews and has been good with communicating with me. He also does crushed stone inlays which look quite nice, in my opinion. 🙂
This is another seller I considered. I found him a few years ago, but his prices have increased (still not much for a ring though) since then. http://www.touchwoodrings.com/gallery.html What’s cool about him is that you can send wood to him, such as from a special tree or a tree from your respective cities, countries, etc. if you’d like.
Oh, and I found this for the UK: http://www.ecowoodrings.co.uk/. They look gorgeous and can do custom or standard designs!
Post # 5
Ooh! My husband has a band with a wooden inlay!
We went through http://www.jewelrybyjohan.com – he’s in the states (I forget which one) and you can also find him on etsy. He was actually recommended from another bee on here when we were first looking where to get one custom made.
My husband loves his ring, it’s beautiful. Keep in mind that you can’t get a wooden ring resized, so be very sure when you order. Also, it’s been fairly durable so far, but it does have tiny scratches already. He waxes it once in a while to protect it (he also gets it wet). The inside is made of titanium.
Johan is very capable, but he isn’t the best with getting back to you all the time. However, he had it ready on time and shipped quickly.
Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions!
Post # 6
We work only with titanium because it has incredible strength to hold the inlay. Especially for men and women who work with their hands. Our designs have what I think you may be looking for. Let me know if I can answer any other questions, we have been in the business for over 15 years. Congrats!!
Post # 7
@ladybugs: Thanks – I’ve since found a couple on Etsy AND just been informed by dear Fiance that his friend in South Africa (where we are getting married) may be able to custom-make one for us 🙂
Post # 8
@Sheesh19: Thanks for the links! The ones at Eco Woods look exactly like what he’s after. Appreciate the heads-up 🙂
Post # 9
My Fiance has his heart set on a wood ring and is ordering from touchwood. They evidently live in the woods in Canada and aren’t always the most responsive, but their work is simply beautiful. I think all-wood rings do have higher maintenance than wood-inlay rings but he really likes the look/feel of wood. It’s cool to see other grooms are also interested in this route!