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Featured post: Green Wedding Shoes

Have you seen our latest featured post on the beautiful wedding blog GreenWeddingShoes.com? We love working with like-minded people who share our passion for stylish and unique weddings and we are so excited to have had the opportunity to work with this lovely couple for their latest post! For the full story visit: http://greenweddingshoes.com/northwood-wooden-rings/

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Succulent

6 wedding trends that shined in 2016

From the venue to the table settings and everything in between, 2016 saw a return to all things simplistic and naturally beautiful. Following the Northwood Rings spirit, brides and grooms shifted towards relaxed and casual settings inspired by nature and injected their unique flair where ever possible.   Rustic chic venues and woodland vibes Whether it was choosing a venue

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When Should I Buy My Wedding Ring(s)?

The run up from initially getting engaged to the actual date that you tie the knot can be hectic. With so much to do, breaking off all the tasks into manageable chunks can help keep stress levels down. So when should you actually purchase your wedding rings? The Right Time to Buy Your Ring(s) First of all, each couple is

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Choosing a Custom Inscription for Your Wooden Ring

At Northwood Rings, we offer you the option of inscribing a message on your ring. A wood-friendly alternative to engraving, inscriptions will not shorten the life of your ring and will let you add a special message for your partner. Instead, we use a special ink to inscribe your message on to the ring. We love inscriptions, because they are

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Of Trees and Rings: Choosing the Perfect Wood

Trees have been a source of spiritual meaning for as long as humanity can remember. Most religions and cultures have ascribed cosmological significance to trees, and the history and lore still resonate today. Today, trees have an added significance as ecological guardians. In choosing a wooden ring, you are making a sound ecological choice, but you are also giving thanks

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas

Getting married is a time-honoured reason to throw a big party for your friends and family. However, the bigger a party or a wedding is, the more likely it will have an impact on the environment around it.  Many traditional practices at weddings can leave behind garbage, debris, other forms of pollution, and can even waste energy needlessly.  You can

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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