Author archive for Northwood Rings

  • Dec222017

    Ways to Announce Your Engagement

    Getting engaged is an incredibly exciting time for couples so it is only natural that they will want to share…

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  • Nov092017

    Wedding Day Details to Bring Your Wedding to the Next Level

    When you’re focused on planning the big things for your wedding, it’s easy to forget about the little things that…

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  • Oct242017

    The Newest Addition to the Northwood Rings Family and Tips for Including Your Pet in Your Engagement Photos

    It’s been an exciting time at Northwood Rings with a new addition to our family and team – Parker the…

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  • Sep072017
    Fern Branch

    How to Achieve a Proposal Story for the History Books – Engagement Ideas for Adventurous Couples

    Did you know that winter is the most popular time of the year for engagements with over 40% of all…

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  • Aug222017
    wedding seating

    3 Ways to Plan a Sustainable Wedding

    Is having a sustainable wedding important for you and your partner? If it is, it can be accomplished easier than…

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  • Jul112017
    creative wedding ideas

    Creative Wedding Ideas for 2017

    Planning an upcoming ceremony? 2017 has been the year of creativity and couples going outside of the traditional wedding norms.…

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  • Jun162017
    Honeymoon

    Honeymoon Destinations

    In our last blog post, Adventurous Honeymoons, we talked about the different types of honeymoons that an adventurous couple could take.…

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  • Apr132017

    Adventurous Honeymoons

    A honeymoon should be a special time to connect with you and your newlywed partner. A honeymoon doesn’t mean the…

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  • Feb272017

    Unique Wedding Ideas for Your Special Day

    Are you interested in having a unique wedding to perfectly suit you and your partner, but you have no idea where…

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  • Feb042017
    Ebony tree

    The History of Wood: Ebony

    Wood stands the test of time. It’s sustainable, long-lasting, versatile, and only gets better with age. In the final post…

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Ebony
Macassar Ebony - Southeast Asia: A beautiful dark red to black toned wood. Great with vibrant colours like turquoise or malachite.
English Oak
*We are currently using the lighter woods from our Macassar Ebony to achieve this color as Roasted English Oak that is workable for bentwood has become hard to find. Colors range from medium to dark brown and nearly black tones.
Grey Maple
Sugar Maple - Canada: We use the same maple as our regular maple listing, but achieve a beautiful greyed colour by soaking the wood in iron acetate to achieve a weathered silver look.
Santos Rosewood
South America (Brazil and Bolivia): Not a true rosewood, and the same wood as our Pau Ferro, we use the santos name to differentiate the more red tone of this wood from the yellow tones of our Pau Ferro.
Pau Ferro
South America (Brazil and Bolivia): The same as our Santos Rosewood (although not a true rosewood), we use the Pau Ferro name to differentiate the more yellow tone of this wood from the red tones of our Santos.
Purpleheart
Central and South America: Beautiful deep purple tones that range to nearly black, but show up brilliant in natural light.
American Elm
Eastern to Midwest United States: Tones range from a toasted caramel to light creamy white in the sapwood
Hawaiian Golden Koa
Hawaii: Vibrant golden tones ranging to reddish hues make this one of our customers most favorite wood choices.
American Black Walnut
Eastern United States: Walnut ranges from a pale brown to a deep chocolate brown and every shade between. Can have color casts of yellow, grey, purple or red.
Elm Burl
Western Europe: The grain in a burled tree is caused by some form of stress or injury to the tree, but creates a pattern that is beautiful to look at. Colors range from medium to dark brown with small figures of color patterns changing throughout.
Canadian Maple
Sugar Maple - Canada: Light and bright in color, our sugar maple comes from Canada and is a beautiful warm creamy white tone ranging to a light honey shade.

None of the woods we use are listed in the CITES appendices as being threatened or endangered. Macassar Ebony is listed on the IUCN Red List as being vulnerable due to a decline in it’s natural range. 

We source most of our woods from craftspeople and artisans with pieces too small for their own use. In this way we feel we can create beautiful rings without contributing to their decline.

Turquoise
Malachite
Lapis Lazuli
"Blue Mix"
Made from Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Malachite
Jet
Synthetic Coral
Coral Sand
Natural Sand
Mother of Pearl
Synthetic Opal