Carbon Fiber and Koa Ring

Carbon Fiber and Koa Ring

395.00

This made-to-order Carbon Fiber and Koa will ship within 5-6 weeks.

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Carbon Fiber is the standard for lightweight and strong material.  Carbon fiber is made by drawing strands of organic polymers, molecules bound together by carbon atoms, and heating in the absence of oxygen such that non-carbon atoms are expelled, leaving a pure carbon strand.  The result is then treated such that it will mechanically bond with resins and woven into patterns depending on the application of the fiber/sheet.  The material is used in many high-end goods, from aerospace to luxury vehicles.

The pattern used in this ring is very finely detailed and finished such that it is as matte as possible.  It is a truly striking contrast with the metal.

The resulting ring is LIGHT AS A FEATHER.  Prepare to be surprised at how light and strong the ring is.

This wooden ring is inlaid with the absolute highest grade Koa you will see. It has a gorgeous deep golden color and unbelievable curl. Koa is known for its "curl," and this is a CURLY piece. This property is a mark of its quality, as only old growth, 80+ year old material is used in this design. It can be difficult to capture in pictures. I was doing some research so that I could describe the effect. I will just quote from a top google result because I cannot improve on this description: 

"Chatoyancy is a property that is usually attributed to certain gems, the cats eye effect or shimmer which gives a sense of depth in the gem. This property can also be used to describe some of the more dramatic pieces of curly, tigerstripe and fiddleback Koa. This figuring gives the wood a three dimensional quality; and depending on from what angle one views the wood, it can take on several completely different characters."*

*http://www.volcanogallery.com/aboutkoa.htm

It is a uniquely Hawaiian wood, and is one of the most prized natural products from the islands. 

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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Every ring is custom made to order at the exact size provided.  Due to the special processes required to make this type of ring, they can be resized up by 1/4 size or down 1/2 size.  Any greater change in size would require an entirely new ring.  REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE. BE 100% SURE OF YOUR ACCURATE AND CORRECT SIZE BEFORE ORDERING.

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.