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Wood Accessories: The Next Trend in Fashion

In this day and age, people are more socially conscious when it comes to what their accessories, clothes, and other fashion items are made of.  As technology has advanced, alternatives for leather, diamonds, and other morally questionable products have multiplied and evolved to suit our functional and aesthetic needs.  Open

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Wood Accessories: The Next Trend in Fashion

In this day and age, people are more socially conscious when it comes to what their accessories, clothes, and other fashion items are made of.  As technology has advanced, alternatives for leather, diamonds, and other morally questionable products have multiplied and evolved to suit our functional and aesthetic needs.  Open your mind to the possibilities and check out these great

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What Stones Pair the Best with Wood?

At Northwood Rings, our rings are made with the impeccable technique called Bentwood, which ensures your ring, even when made from all natural materials, will last for lifetimes.  This also makes sure that our wooden rings can be inlaid with all manner of stones and minerals without compromising the makeup or structure of the ring and you can have your

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Our Favourite Natural Woods

There is something to be said about the paradoxical beauty and simplicity of nature.  Nature can sometimes be overwhelmingly colourful, loud, and complex in its beauty, but it also has the capacity to be breathtakingly stunning in even the most simple of ways.  Our natural rings tap into that simplistic beauty which reflects the natural warmth and exquisiteness of the

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Our Favourite Gender-Neutral Wedding Bands

Your wedding band is a daily reminder of your love and commitment – a practically designed ring built to withstand all the bumps, scrapes, and stress of daily wear.  Your wedding band should be unique to your preferences, your style, and should reflect your aesthetic preferences regardless of trends or traditions set in place before you. Rings are beautiful, unique

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Why Your Next Ring Should be Made of Rosewood

There are hundreds of different options available to you in terms of what material your ring should be made out of.  Whether it is a gift, a wedding band, an engagement ring, or an anniversary ring, the substance your ring is made out of is very personal and has to work well with the person wearing it – after all,

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Ebony: The World’s Prized Decorative Wood

Throughout history, craftsmen have developed the ingenuity to craft beautiful objects, rings, and gifts out of some of widest variety of materials, minerals, and stones available on our planet.  When picking out a material for your jewellery, ebony is a bold, yet subtle and stylish choice. What is ebony? Ebony is a dense species of wood that is very tough

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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