Wood might be an unusual choice for a wedding ring, however, it is probably one of the oldest rings crafted by humans. Think about it. One of the first tools used by man were small knives fastened out of sharp rocks and shells. These primitive knives were used to craft a wide variety of items including cutlery, weapons, and even jewelry. There is even a wooden ring with a decorative piece of animal bone sitting in the British Museum to this day. Wow!
Traditionally, wooden wedding rings are used to symbolize how strong the couple is together. And how they will continue to grow stronger together, year after year. Some couples even upgrade their previous rings to a wooden ring on their fifth anniversary. This is one way of honoring your partner with a traditional anniversary gift.
Why Choose Wooden Rings
Beautiful wooden rings are crafted with expert skill into small pieces of art that envelop your finger. These rings are smooth and polished so the natural wood grain shines through.
Wooden rings are an eco-conscious choice for the environmentally friendly husband to be and they can be incredibly varied. Artists craft these magnificent rings from a selection of hardwood trees so that the true beauty of the wood shines through. And like your love, each ring will be completely unique. The specific veining and wood pattern of the wood chosen can never be duplicated because no two trees have the exact growing conditions required to create the grain pattern.
These rings are even water resistant because they are coated in a layer of resin. However, be sure to remove your ring before hopping in the shower, going for a dip in the pool, or soaking in a hot bath. Many people falsely believe that wooden rings are delicate and can be easily destroyed. This is not true. Wooden rings can last over a lifetime if they are cared for properly. Just make sure to avoid using harsh chemicals on the piece of jewelry or exposing it to the elements to much.
Choosing a wood wedding ring is a great way to honor the place you met your love or the spot of your wedding ceremony. Choose a wood from a tree at your wedding venue and you will have a piece of your special day forever.
Reasons to Choose Wood
One added benefit of choosing these types of rings is that you can worry less about having them stolen. Wooden rings have almost no resale value because they are individually sized and they cannot be broken down into their raw materials. So if you are worried about misplacing your ring, you can rest easy knowing that your ring won’t be headed to the pawn shop.
It is also a great option for power lifters and gym rats. Metal rings can get stuck on equipment and cause devastating injuries while wooden rings can be easily cut off. These rings can also be cut off if your hands tend to swell due to a medical condition, flying, or salt in take. So you don’t have to worry about heading to the emergency room to have a ring cut off. These rings are made of a natural material so they are also gentle on the skin and comfortable to wear.
Another reason to choose a wooden ring is it can pay homage to your husband’s past or profession. For example, many carpenters & general contractors choose a wooden band because it honors their profession. Or if you come from a long line of cabinet makers or craftsmen, this is a neat way to honor your family’s heritage while celebrating your love.
Allergies can be another factor that causes a man to choose a wood wedding rings. Most wooden rings are hypoallergenic and are an excellent choice for people who suffer from metal allergies. Just double check with us about the resin used to seal the wood. We want to make sure you, your loved one, and your allergies are happy with your ring for years to come.
One helpful tip is to make sure and measure your ring carefully before ordering a wooden wedding ring. These rings are made from individual pieces of wood and because of the manufacturing process, they cannot be resized. We recommend measuring your finger three times and taking the average measurement. Then have your partner also measure your ring finger three times and find the average. Once you both have a consistent measurement you will be ready to order your ring.