Black Zirconium and Amboyna Burl (Heartwood and Sapwood) Wood Ring

Black Zirconium and Amboyna Burl (Heartwood and Sapwood) Wood Ring
Black Zirconium and Amboyna Burl (Heartwood and Sapwood) Wood Ring
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Bagues en bois Amboyna Burl
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Black Zirconium and Amboyna Burl (Heartwood and Sapwood) Wood Ring
Black Zirconium and Amboyna Burl (Heartwood and Sapwood) Wood Ring
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Black Zirconium and Amboyna Burl (Heartwood and Sapwood) Wood Ring

395.00

Current ship date for this Black Zirconium and Amboyna Burl (Heartwood and Sapwood) Wood Ring is 5-6 weeks.

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This ring is part of my somewhat-pretentiously-named "throwback" series, which seeks to emulate old all-wood rings I used to produce.

Amboyna burl, the burl of Narra, more commonly known as Padauk is, I say with no trace of hyperbole, among the rarest and most sought-after woods in the world. In fact, if you look up "burl" in wikipedia, Amboyna is singled out for mention as a rare burl. There is something about the concept of hiding such a beautiful, complex wood underneath the austere blackness of ebony that is appealing to me. Its kind of like a secret treasure, the knowledge of which you can willfully share, or not. Every ring will contain some sapwood and heartwood.

The metal in this listing is Black Zirconium-- Zirconium that is heat treated until it attains a very hard, durable black coating. The naturally silver colored metal is placed in a kiln at very high temperatures until the extreme heat causes oxidization. The oxidization layer is as hard as sapphire. Just for full disclosure - the ring really is a very dark grey. I just don't want anyone to be disappointed. The ring pictured is a satin finish, but a polished finishes is also available. The ring is also a domed profile (vs. a flat profile), which can also be changed. Just add the details you like in the "note to wedgewoodrings" section at checkout.

This is the first Black Zirconium ring with a wood interior ever offered. 

I highly recommend going to a jewelry counter to determine your size, even if you already know your size. "Do it yourself" ring sizing methods (string, etc.) should absolutely not be trusted. Be sure to be measured using the width you plan to order.

NOTE ON WIDTH:

The minimum width for this style is 5mm. The maximum is 8mm.

Recommended width is calculated in this way: Size 5 is 5mm wide. Width increases .5mm per size above that. So:

Size 5- 5mm
Size 6- 5.5mm
Size 7- 6mm
Size 8- 6.5mm
Size 9- 7mm
Size 10- 7.5mm
Size 11+ - 8mm


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****PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE 100% SURE OF YOUR SIZE BEFORE ORDERING *****
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Zirconium lined wood rings can be adjusted up or down about 1/4 size (by removing or adding finish to the interior). Every ring is made to the exact size provided. An error in sizing that exceeds the margin provided above will necessitate a completely new ring. REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE. BE 100% SURE OF YOUR ACCURATE AND CORRECT SIZE BEFORE ORDERING.

Each ring is given multiple coats of a hybrid epoxy finish, which is completely water-proof and soap proof. This protective coating is sanded up to 12,000 grit for an unbelievable, glass-like finish.

All rings ship via USPS Priority (or Priority International) Small Flat Rate Box. Insurance is mandatory for this ring, and included in the shipping charge. You pay what I pay for shipping, nothing more.

For customers outside the US:
International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; I have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond the original delivery estimates. It is against the law and I will not mark an item as a "gift" to avoid any fees.