Wood Education

Our WOOD Options for Custom Jewelry

By ordering a wood ring from JBJ, you’re not only going to end up with a stunning, completely customized wedding band, but you’ll also be doing your part to reuse and recycle one of the most beautiful elements that our earth has to offer.

Besides being eco-friendly, another benefit of wood rings is that people with metal allergies will not have to worry about having an allergic reaction every time they wear the ring.

Traditionally, to celebrate a 5th wedding anniversary the bride and groom give each other presents made from wood to symbolize the growth of the marriage that has yet to come. What better way to celebrate a 5th anniversary than with coordinating wood rings? These sentimental wood rings will tell your spouse and the world of your lasting love for one another.


WHAT IF YOU WANT A DIFFERENT TYPE OF WOOD?

If you see a wood ring design you like, but would prefer a different wood type to be used, no problem! There is no additional service cost for changing the wood. However, we have if you change to an Exotic or Premium Wood, there will be an upcharge as these are more costly and difficult to source. Vice versa, if you opt to swap for a non Exotic or Premium wood, the cost of your item will go down. See our Wood Choices page for a complete photo list of all of your wood options. Below you can see some of our most popular wood options, including Koa, Ironwood, Tulipwood, Whiskey Barrel Oak and Buckeye Burl.

KOA

BUCKEYE BURL

TULIPWOOD (Exotic)

DESERT IRONWOOD

WHISKEY BARREL OAK (Premium)

HONDURAN ROSEWOOD (Exotic)

HOW DURABLE WILL THE WOOD BE?

Under normal circumstances wood is easy to break or warp – but not when it has our Ring Armor Service applied.

Wood rings that do not have Ring Armor applied are not durable. They have the potential to swell with moisture, dry out, and even crack. The Ring Armor Service that we offer here at Jewelry by Johan protects our wood rings from water, UV rays, and the typical nicks and scratches that can occur from everyday wear. This way, you can keep the natural beauty of the wood while removing the issue of wood’s fragility. Learn more about how to care for your wood ring on our Ring Care page.

WANT TO MAKE YOUR RING EVEN MORE UNIQUE?

As you know, we can make your ring out of just about anything here at Jewelry by Johan. If you want your ring to be extra special and sentimental, you can send us your own wood sample to use in your ring. We have had customers send us pieces of wood from a special tree in the yard and a piece of siding from a family cabin that was a favorite place from childhood. Create a beautiful ring and conversation starter by sending us a sample of sentimental wood in your life.


Supplying Your Own Wood Samples

The requirements for supplying your own wood are pretty minimal:

  1. Width of 1.5″ with minimum length of 3″
  2. Dry
  3. Free of checks and cracks

Check out the video below for even more information.