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Wood Inlay Rings: How to Choose the Perfect One (A Buyer’s Guide)

Wood wedding rings are beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry that can be both modern and timeless. Choosing the best wooden or wood inlay ring for yourself, or as a gift for your beloved, involves factors like personal style, lifestyle, and budget.  The ring search can get overwhelming very quickly,

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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 Barbet (French water dog) puppy! This cute little girl is capturing the hearts of all who meet her and as you can see she’s very photogenic! Some aren’t so lucky

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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 proposals taking place over the holiday season? Chillisauce, a UK based Event Company that specializes in bachelor and bachelorette parties, recently published the results of their Marriage Proposal Survey which

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Wood Inlay Rings: How to Choose the Perfect One (A Buyer’s Guide)

Wood wedding rings are beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry that can be both modern and timeless. Choosing the best wooden or wood inlay ring for yourself, or as a gift for your beloved, involves factors like personal style, lifestyle, and budget.  The ring search can get overwhelming very quickly, especially when there are so many choices of stones and

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Wedding Guest Attire: 8 Tips To Picking the Perfect Outfit

There aren’t many things in this world that are more fun than being a wedding guest. You get to see people that you love proclaim their love for one another, on the happiest day of both of their lives, in beautifully decorated surroundings. Often, this all happens in a wonderful environment that you can enjoy while reconnecting with friends and

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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 their happy news with the people in their lives. There are a number of ways to announce an engagement to suit all couples personal styles, from the more traditional ways to fun new ways. If you don’t have a mountaintop

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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 can bring your wedding to the next level. Although not an exhaustive list or necessary to do all items, we’ve put together some of the most looked-over planning details to help you with your planning. Help Your Guests Find Their

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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 Barbet (French water dog) puppy! This cute little girl is capturing the hearts of all who meet her and as you can see she’s very photogenic! Some aren’t so lucky to have pets who love the camera as much as

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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 proposals taking place over the holiday season? Chillisauce, a UK based Event Company that specializes in bachelor and bachelorette parties, recently published the results of their Marriage Proposal Survey which asked over 10,000 UK residents about their proposal preferences. The

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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