About us

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.

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MEET THE TEAM

JOHN DOE

ALLAN HILL

Founder/Goldsmith

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. 

LILY MAYMAC

LAUREL HILL

Founder/Designer

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.

JEREMY ROHMER

KRISTINA VERES

Head Artist

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. 

JOURDAN MILLER

MICHELLE HOMOSITS

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.

JOURDAN MILLER

PARKER HILL

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!

WOW!!! Thank you. The rings arrived today!! They are absolutely beautiful and so comfortable. What an awesome 5yr anniversary commemoration!! We love them. Just wanted to take a minute to applaud you and your company! Thanks again!!! We're thrilled. Annie
Annie A.

August 2020

This company has been such an amazing experience!amazing quality, their customer service has been more than helpful and they are very understanding about getting you the ring you are looking for at a very affordable cost! I would recommend them to anyone who wants a wooden ring!!!
Chase F.

Google Review

I ordered rings for my wife and I through here a couple of years ago, and they remain one of the best companies I’ve ever dealt with in terms of their product and service.
Mark L.

Our customer

Our Ethics & Beliefs

Since Northwood’s beginning in 2012 it has always been our mission to provide the best customer service imaginable along with solid, beautiful craftsmanship in the creation of our jewelry.

As we grew and added employees and began needing larger supplies of material a third pillar of importance became evident to us – ethical sourcing, doing no harm, and advancing equality for all. 

 We love creating beautiful jewelry for our customers, but even more than that, we love knowing that with a little extra effort we can not only avoid causing harm to others, but help lift our community and our world towards a better future. 

 Just like we won’t contribute to unfair wages or horrible working conditions abroad, we believe in fair, living wages for our employees. Not only do they deserve a wage that keeps up with inflation and allows them the luxury of meeting their basic needs, they deserve to earn enough to afford the extras, too. Our prices reflect their craftsmanship and we pay them a living (really living) wage. 

 We provide flexible schedules, time off, paid sick days, holiday time and a dignified, equal-footing work place where employees are treated like people, not production robots or expendable products. Abuse towards our staff from anyone, including customers, is never tolerated. In exchange, our employees are happy, healthy and ready to keep up with our promise of great customer service, and it shows.  

When it comes to choosing Northwood for your jewelry, you can count on:

  • Made onsite in Nova Scotia, Canada (for our own branded jewelry)
  • 100% SCS recycled metal
  • Sustainably harvested wood
  • Ethically sourced gemstones
  • Employees paid a living wage for their work

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