Bentwood fusion jewelry made by hand in Nova Scotia
Founded by husband and wife artists, Laurel and Allan Hill, Northwood has been in the business of creating and perfecting bentwood wooden rings since 2012. Over the past eight years we began blending our love of wood and other natural materials with more traditional jewelry techniques and precious metals, resulting in wood fusion jewelry designs unique only to Northwood, and the processes we’ve created.
Together, we create modern, sustainable and one-of-a-kind designs for our customers around the world and we can help you design the piece you’ve been dreaming of.
Recent Custom rings
Our customers have some great ideas. Some of our recent customized wood ring designs requested by our customers to make our styles their own.
What Our Customers are saying
Ethically Sourced. Ethically Made. Beautifully Crafted.
We love creating beautiful wooden rings 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.
Every Northwood Ring is made by our skilled artisans in our workshop on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada where they earn a living wage for their excellent work.
Our materials are sourced from companies that are committed to the environment and to the working conditions of their own employees.
Our gold is 100% SCS certified recycled. Our wood materials are chosen carefully and considered for their beauty and sustainability. And our gemstone rings are offered in Lab-Created or ethically sourced options.
“The role of the designer is that of a good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.”
– Charles Eames
how it’s made
Hand Crafted Gold & Wood Rings
Using 100% SCS Certified Recycled Gold, we make our wooden rings from the very beginning to the polished end.
It’s important to know where your jewelry is coming from and how it’s made. These days most jewelry stores carry mass-produced items pushed out by machines in the tens of thousands. While these pieces may look great, there’s no way of knowing what the conditions of the workforce are like. Or whether they are using metal from mines that are destroying the land around them.
In our studio, we pay attention to every detail. We melt our own gold that we receive from a supplier that takes part in the Earth First Initiative and uses only SCS Certified recycled gold. We have a small, dedicated staff who receive a living wage for their craftsmanship. And we’re hands on with all of our customers. You can give us a call and talk to our team about your ring – make changes that suit you, or ask your questions to someone who is involved in the process right from the start so you’ll receive a knowledgeable answer.
To learn more about how our wooden rings are made you can read about our process here.