Teak (USS North Carolina deck) and Cobalt Wood Int/Ext Ring

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Teak (USS North Carolina deck) and Cobalt Wood Int/Ext Ring

445.00

You can customize this ring with any wood.  Current ship date for this USS North Carolina deck teak and Cobalt Ring is 5-6 weeks.

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Making this style of ring is a test of every technique (and dirty trick) I have developed over the years to manipulate wood and metal. This style features wood on both the interior and exterior of the ring. It can be made with any wood you see in my shop.

It is my distinct pleasure to offer a ring made with a genuine piece of World War II history. The USS North Carolina (BB-55) participated in every US naval engagement during WWII, collecting 15 battle stars and thus becoming the most highly decorated American battleship of that war. 

The provenance of the wood is fascinating. Following her decommissioning, the USS North Carolina became a memorial and museum ship in Wilmington, NC. Following a visit from Myanmarese officials, the museum was gifted a large portion of the high quality teak needed to rebuild her decking. Teak of the quality used in a battleship is very difficult to acquire and very expensive - the USS North Carolina required over an acre of material. The material is now available to the public, including the local branch of a very well-known woodworking company, where I got my stock. A certificate of authenticity can be seen in the final picture of this listing, however it WILL NOT BE INCLUDED with your ring. The material is sold in chunks along with a single certificate. Because I can make multiple rings with a single chunk, I will not be able to offer the certificate with your order.

This would be the perfect ring for a naval enthusiast, World War II history fan, or anyone who would enjoy a ring with maritime connections. 

 

The outer portion of this ring is made of Cobalt - the most scratch resistant and shatterproof material I offer. Like titanium it is hypoallergenic and biocompatible. However, in many circumstances under which your Titanium ring might scratch, Cobalt will not. It is an alloy that is identical to Platinum in color, but it is an order of magnitude stronger. Cobalt offers nearly the scratch resistance of Tungsten Carbide, but unlike Tungsten, Cobalt will not shatter if dropped. 

The ring is satin.
7mm total width
2mm wood exterior 315 degrees around

These details cannot be changed.

This is the first Cobalt ring with a wood interior and exterior 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.