Nature abounds and its beauty is all around us! Express your natural spirit with a ring from our beautiful line of Wood Inlay Rings. Strong and durable metals meet the natural beauty of wood in this awe-inspiring collection. Wood rings and wood wedding rings are the perfect choice for those that share a deep love with their soulmate and with the beauty of the outdoors.
Black Cherry Wood: The Black Cherry tree (Prunus serotina) is widespread and commonly found in North and South America. This tree produces a wood that is medium reddish-brown with a straight wood grain, even texture, and moderate natural luster.
Black Walnut Wood: The Black Walnut tree (Juglans nigra) is native to the eastern portion of North America. This tree produces a wood that can range from lighter, pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. The grain pattern is usually straight but can be irregular and has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.
Koa Wood: The Koa tree (Acacia koa) is native to the Hawaiian Islands and is the second most common tree there. This tree produces a wood that is highly variable in color, but tends to be reddish brown or medium golden in color. The grain of Koa wood is sometimes wavy and usually slightly interlocked, with a uniform medium to coarse texture. As an interesting side note: the word 'koa' in the Hawaiian language means fearless, brave, or warrior.
Mahogany Wood: Mahogany wood comes from the tree belonging to one of three tropical hardwood species in the genusÃƒâ€š Swietenia, and is mostly found throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. The color and grain of Mahogany can vary, but in general, the tree produces a reddish-brown wood with an even, fine, straight grain pattern.
Padauk Wood: Several species of trees in the genus Pterocarpus produce Padauk wood, which are native to the tropical regions of Africa and Asia. Depending on the species, the color, texture, and grain can vary widely. In general, the color of Padauk wood can range from pale pinkish orange or pale golden yellow to deep reddish brown, while the grain can be either interlocked or straight.
Zebrawood: Native to West Africa, Zebrawood displays a light brown or cream color with dark, blackish brown streaks, and is named for it's resemblance to zebra stripes. Depending on the method of sawing, the stripes in Zebrawood can appear as chaotic, wavy, or fairly uniform. The texture of Zebrawood is somewhat coarse with a grain that is usually interlocked or wavy.
If you're interested in learning more about the many different types of trees and wood and their different qualities and uses, check out the following pages. There's more information here than you can 'shake a stick at' (pun intended):
Wikipedia - List of Woods: This page contains a huge list of trees, their scientific names, and a ton of interesting information concerning different wood types. Consider learning about the specific tree in which your wood ring was produced. If you're giving a wood ring to a loved one and can tell them where in the world the tree grows and some basic information about the wood, they'll not only be super impressed but they'll also appreciate the time you put into selecting their special gift!
The Wood Database: This site is set up so that the user can search for and learn about the qualities of almost any type of wood in the world. Again, this site is extremely helpful if you're interested in learning more about the qualities and origin of the wood inlay of your ring or for a ring that you're giving to a loved one.
When selecting a wood inlay ring, consider the overall look that you desire. Let's break it down into dark and light ring band material and dark and light wood inlays. Thinking about the ring in this way gives us four general options: