Being engaged to be married is a tradition that stretches back centuries, and symbolizes the promise to be joined together in holy matrimony in the near future. This occasion is going to be one of the most special moments of your life, and that means you need to make sure you have the ring to match it.
Traditional materials like gold or silver can hurt the environment and those involved in the industry, and that is why we use beautiful ebony wood to make so many of our engagement rings. Not only is it beautiful, but it has a character all its own. Keep in mind that while we do sometimes work with traditional metals, ours are always sourced ethically.
A long history
The history of the use of ebony stretches back all the way to Ancient Egypt where people used it for a number of different ornaments. They even used it for tablets and decorations that they buried with their pharaohs. By the 16th century, it had begun to be used to make beautiful furniture, and was considered one of the most luxurious woods in existence. Because of the density, it was perfect for many of the practical and esthetic purposes that it was used for. In modern times, the uses of the wood range from religious ornaments to musical instruments, and of course to our finely-crafted rings.
Why do we use it?
Ebony wood is perfect for use in our handcrafted rings because it is extremely dense and durable. Your marriage is supposed to last forever, and so should your ring. While it is very resistant to damage because of its dense makeup, ebony is also finely-textured, and has an uncommonly smooth finish after it is polished. This means that it is one of the most sought-after woods for making rings and other fine decorations.
Because it has been so prized for centuries, many ebony-producing tree species are now considered endangered. Many nations have strict rules regarding the harvesting, sale, and importation of this wood. We stand by our promise to protect nature and be eco-friendly, so we only deal with woods that are legal and harvested according to environmental protection laws.
Here at Northwood Rings, our goal is to bring you the most beautiful handcrafted rings so that your wedding celebration is as special as you always dreamed it would be. With our beautiful wooden rings made from ebony wood, you will not only have a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, but you will also be wearing one of the most storied natural materials in existence.