One of the things that set us apart from other ring makers is that we are dedicated to protecting the environment. Not only are we eco-friendly and sustainable, we even go so far as to incorporate natural ideas into our creations. Our rings with natural shell, sand and stone are rich with captivating natural beauty, and will give you a ring that you can be sure that no one else has. Inlayed with mother of pearl and other wonderful natural substances, they are some of our favorite products. Here is what we put into the rings to make them so beautiful
Mother of pearl
Mother of pearl, also known as nacre, is a composite material made of organic and inorganic substances that is produced by some molluscs. It is incredibly tough, durable, and beautiful. This substance has been used throughout human history to decorate everything from musical instruments to clothing, and continues to be a sought after jewellery material. Our mother-of-pearl inlays are a beautiful accent to any wooden ring.
Paua is the Maori name given to species of sea snails that are commonly found on rocky sea shores. They are harvested not only for their great taste but also for their beautiful shell. The indigenous people of New Zealand recognize them as a treasure, and the shells are commonly used in artwork as a representation of the stars. Not only are they extremely popular as souvenirs, they are also highly sought after for use in fine jewellery. One of our rings with an inlay of Paua is a treasure all its own.
A mineral with an intense green hue, this material has been used for its colour since ancient times. This beautiful mineral is used now mostly for decorative purposes, and its beauty, depth, and strength are prized across the world. We pair malachite inlays with some of the powerful and beautiful woods at our disposal to bring you breath-taking rings that are as rare as the mineral they contain.
Here at Northwood, we use our expert craftsmanship combined with a wide variety of beautiful precious metals and natural substances to bring you the finest custom wooden rings in existence. Nothing jewellery reflects the beauty of nature more than our gorgeous rings with mineral, shells, and mother of pearl. We are sure there is something in our ring collection that fits your tastes.