Size 7.75 - Black Zirconium Wooden Ring Lined with Exhibition Curly Koa

Size 7.75 - Black Zirconium Wooden Ring Lined with Exhibition Curly Koa

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Size: 7.75

Width: 6.5mm

Profile: Domed

Finish: Polished

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 polished finish, but a satin finish is also available. The ring is also a flat profile (vs. a domed profile), which can also be changed. 


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

This is the absolute highest grade Koa you will see. The wood for these rings have been selected for its old growth, chatoyant figure. Koa is known for its "curl," and this is a CURLY piece. It is very 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 senseof 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."*

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

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.

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