If you’re a man who wants a wedding ring that isn’t typical gold or titanium, we have an alternative for you: wood.
When I first heard about wooden rings for men, my first thought was — sounds cool, but do wood wedding rings last? Are wood rings durable?
Do wood wedding rings last?
It turns out, wood rings do last and they are, in fact, durable.
However, it matters most where you get wood rings because they’re not all the same. You also need to know exactly how to properly care for a wood ring. They’re not the same as metal when it comes to use and proper care.
We’ll tell you where to get wood rings for men and how to care for them properly so you can make yours last.
Let’s get started!
Wood Mens Wedding Rings
So, we did some digging in search of which wood rings to buy. After all, when you’re shopping for THE ring — your wedding ring — that is a special purchase. You’ll want to ensure your ring holds up, through birthdays and anniversaries together. That means you can’t just get wood rings from anywhere or crafted by anyone… and you certainly don’t want to get them from some factory where reclaimed wood may not have been used.
So, where are you supposed to get wood rings for men that check all the boxes? Check out MyRoots Jewelry. What makes them different?
MyRoots Jewelry: Handcrafted Wood Rings for Men
For starters, the rings they make are constructed using the classic bentwood method, which wraps the grain of the wood around the circumference of the ring.
To you, this means your wood ring has superior strength and durability, two things that are very important.
Since the ring is made of wood, you’ve probably wondered what happens when your ring gets wet. Can wood rings get wet? They can, but within reason. If you plan to do lots of water sports, for instance, it may make sense to keep the ring off to eliminate wear and tear. But for regular use, there is a hard and durable clear coating for added strength and water resistance.
In addition to water, avoid wearing your wood ring when doing manual labor, tough tasks, or working with chemicals, as these can affect the strength and coating of the ring. You don’t want your ring to get scratched. On their website, they mention how wood rings, “cannot be treated like full metal rings”; so while they are durable, wood rings hold up longer when worn with care.
When you’re outdoors exploring, swimming, or you’re worried about losing or damaging your ring, place it in their signature ring wallet. It has a chain that can attach to your favorite bag.
If you’re wondering where materials for the wood rings are sourced, you’ll be happy to know they’re made of reclaimed wood that comes from sustainably managed forests. You can find out more about the process here.
Now that you know wood rings are durable, strong enough to hold up as a wedding band, how to care for them, and where the wood is sourced, let’s talk about the way they look! You want an eye-catching design and that’s exactly what you’ll find here.
Wood Mens Wedding Bands
Many people who love nature and the great outdoors look to a wood wedding ring. There’s something special about bringing the beauty of nature anywhere you go with a wearable piece of jewelry. People who like to hike or kayak, surf, or explore the outdoors will especially like the unique nature of these rings, as some are inspired by mountains and oceans.
This ring combines rich koa wood and raw turquoise in a rugged mountainous design.
This next design has a thicker width on the band; it is made with the Hawaiian islands in mind. The ring is handcrafted with native Koa wood and features an incredible accent: a mother of pearl and Malachite inlay, which will remind you of watching the sunrise together over the island.
If you prefer a solid wood band, this koa ring in dark is a nice choice. I think Andrew would select this band; it really suits his style. Interesting fact: koa wood has been used for generations to craft canoes and weapons. That alone would make Andrew love this style; he really enjoys canoeing.
This next ring is crafted with a maple wood edge, showing off the natural wood grain beautifully.
Padauk wood has a remarkable finish and a bold orange and red color. You can see it in the ring shown below.
A mix of zebra wood and stunning malachite makes a perfect combination, as shown in this example.
Prefer a solid style? This wood ring offers a nice thick band of zebra wood with a nice shiny finish.
If you like a dark, minimalist ring, this ebony wood is the perfect choice for you.
Speaking of, I also spotted this ebony wood ring and really admire this Mother of Pearl inlay. What a gorgeous addition!
Need a Ring Right Now? Shop In-Stock Wood Rings
If you’re looking to make a purchase now, you may be interested in their current “in stock” rings. These are pre-made and sized, so you just need to know what size you are. Pick out the ring you like from this collection that is in your size and they’ll ship it out to you. (You won’t have to wait for a ring to be made from scratch.) This is a great option for a groom who just found the ring he loves, but doesn’t have extra time to wait for a custom order.
Custom Wood Rings
♦ If you’re not sure of your ring size, get a ring sizer here for accuracy.
— DISCUSS —
So, what do you think about wood rings? Do you feel more confident buying a wood ring now that you know more about how they’re made and where they are sourced? I know I do!