Our story began in 2011 with a piece of oak tree and an idea. In 2009 when Allan and I were married, I quickly found out that I was unable to wear my wedding ring due to allergies. A small budget and ever increasing living costs meant there were no alternatives within reach. In the end, like we do with so many things, we decided to try to make a new ring ourselves. Our first goal was to decide what to make a ring out of, and having grown up on a farm called 'Lot of Oaks', the oak tree was the perfect starting point.
Today, Our products bring together a mix of wood, gold, precious gems and other natural materials to create something very special. We believe in quality, care, and creating unique jewelry that everyone can enjoy. Ethically sourced, creative, and inspired by what we see everyday, each design focuses on a mix of beauty, wearability, and uniqueness.
Inspired by nature and made to wear daily, Northwood merges traditional jewelry methods with innovative techniques to create understated and ethical jewelry you can be proud to wear.
MEET THE TEAM
First studying in California on lost wax casting in 2016, Allan has since honed his skills in gemsetting and jewelry repairs to become a well-rounded bench jeweler capable of many design styles.
In 2017 Laurel became a certified CAD jewelry designer to further her abilities. Soon after, Northwood added a 3D printer to their toolset and the design possibilities became almost limitless.
Starting with Northwood in 2017, Krisitna quickly became the head artist on making and finishing our jewelry. Her passion for the finer details has helped Northwood come to define quality in our niche of gold & wood jewelry.
Office Manager/Social Media Manager
Michelle keeps us all organized and on task. Effortlessly taking care of our customers and getting our social media on track, Michelle is dipping her feet into design and may soon be behind some of Northwood's styles.
Lovable Shop Dog
Parker keeps us all smiling with her sweet nature and free cuddles. She's always willing to help anyone finish their lunch. The neighboring Italian restaurant sometimes sneaks her meatballs, and she thinks that's the best!