Individuality is in fashion these days, meaning shoppers like you are looking for something unique and personal when shopping for jewelry. This demand goes double for shoppers looking for wedding rings. Entering the second decade of a new century (not to mention a new millennium,) fiancés are looking to buck traditional trends in wedding jewelry without losing meaning. Many fiancés have found the answer they’ve been looking for by turning to independent jewelers, and this article will explore one of the options offered by www.oliviaewing.com, Wood Grain Mens Wedding Rings.
What are Wood Grain Mens Wedding Rings?
Wood grain wedding rings are rings that use real pieces of wood, cast in precious metals, to create an incredible, naturally beautiful ring that is completely unique from any other ring. Even rings made from the same metal and the same type of wood will have a unique grain. Like a fingerprint, these rings are totally unlike one another and each one has its own personal identity.
Wood grain wedding rings are one style of ring among a number of nature-inspired rings that are rising in popularity due to their layered symbolism, independence of design, and unique appearance. Wood grain rings for men, though, stand out amongst the other nature-inspired ring types as the heaviest and traditionally masculine of the styles.
How do Wood Grain Mens Wedding Rings Maintain Symbolism Without Traditional Roots?
While wood grain wedding rings buck traditional designs, they don’t throw tradition entirely to the wind. Wood grain rings call on a millennia of spiritual, religious, and cultural imagery centered around the trees that provide the wood. Birch, beech, willow, yew, and apple woods all have varied meanings that can provide meaning to both the wearers and the viewers of a ring. More than that, for the shopper who is spiritual, choice in wood can actually call upon the spiritual protections and blessings that wood carries.
The ability for wood grain rings to communicate personalized meaning is carried a step further with the selection of a precious metal. Each precious metal, whether gold, platinum, or palladium, brings its own artistic and spiritual value to the ring. Gold, for example, carries with it a history of decorating the greatest and most beautiful places and people in history.
Adding a gem to your ring will add a further layer through which you can tap into traditional or spiritual meaning. Unaltered or uncut gems complement nature-inspired rings especially well, creating the illusion of nature’s wild embrace, of rock, wood, and metal intertwined.
How Do Wood Grain Rings Compare in Price to Traditional Rings?
Because wood grain rings use less metal than their traditional counterparts without sacrificing appearance, they are frequently much cheaper than traditional rings. Many shoppers looking for a ring never look into customized rings from independent jewelers because they assume the price will be higher than that of traditional jewelers. However, in addition to offering creative and attractive, affordable options like wood grain rings, independent artisans often do not have the same overhead costs that large corporate jewelers place onto their products in the name of providing financing options and convenience.
The secondary benefit of shopping with an independent jeweler is the fact that you know whose hands are crafting your ring. Instead of receiving a ring that is identical to thousands of others, you will receive a completely unique ring made by someone whose name you will know.
If a bark ring or other nature-inspired ring sounds like a good fit for you, please come visit us today at www.oliviaewing.com. Our artisans are ready and waiting to make a ring that will represent the strength of your vows fantastically.