About Us

About Northwood Rings


The Owners:

Allan Hill

From the moment Allan gave Elizabeth his first hand-crafted wooden ring, he’s been enthralled with the art of creating bentwood wooden rings. He is passionate about craftsmanship and loves the satisfaction of putting the final polish on a wooden ring he knows our customers will wear, and love, for a lifetime.

Outside of the shop Allan can be found perfecting his coffee roasting techniques, shell hunting on the beach, or checking out the local parks and trails of Nova Scotia.

Elizabeth Hill

It was love at first sight when Allan first presented Elizabeth with a wooden ring. Now Elizabeth works directly with our customers to help them craft the perfect ring of their own. Aside from taking care of our customers Elizabeth also works to design exciting new styles, searches out materials and woods, and can be found behind the camera, photographing our newest creations.

When Elizabeth gets out of the office she can be found shell hunting with Allan, planning her dream house (made from rammed earth!), or reading a book and relaxing with their two cats, Ollie and Maddie.

The Team:


Kristen is the link between our customers and the workshop.

If you need your ring refinished, or if you are looking for the perfect design, Kristen is there to help. Her dedication to customer satisfaction, and her friendly, cheery emails make sure every customer feels welcome and part of the process when they choose Northwood Rings. Anyone who has the pleasure to work with Kristen on a design knows just how easy and stress-free she can make the process of getting their perfect ring.

When she’s not helping our customers, she can be found knitting, organizing her home, or spending time with her wonderful family.


Desirée can be found in the workshop and has a talent for all things jewelry. From making our gold lined rings to creating a simple, but stunning classic stlye, she can really do it all.

Having graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, she brings her natural talent for creating balance and beauty into every design she makes, and her love of art assures that no ring gets made without devotion to a final beautiful end product.

When she’s not designing rings, she can be found painting, spending quality time with her friends and family, or trying to hunt down that perfect four leaf clover!


AlexAlex works in the shop alongside Desirée, and together they make a perfect team.

Alex brings his love of nature into each of his designs. His dedication to craftsmanship drives him to create the best ring he can each and every time, and his upbeat attitude keeps the whole shop smiling every day.

When not in the shop, Alex can usually be found on the trails, camping or spending time with his dog.


KelseyKelsey is the newest member of the Northwood family, but is already an invaluable part of our team.

Kelsey spends half her day in the shop, bringing her own creativity and craftsmanship to our rings, and the other half of her day working in the office. She also makes our ring buffing wax right in our shop!

When not in the shop, Kelsey can be found enjoying time with her family, and creating her own art.