Ancient Bog Oak and Cobalt Wood Crosscut Ring

Ancient Bog Oak and Cobalt Wood Crosscut Ring

445.00

The ring pictured is Ancient Bog Oak, but you can customize this ring with any wood.  This cobalt and wood ring design is a culmination of every wood and metal working technique I know.

Current ship date for this Ancient Bog Oak and Cobalt Wood Crosscut 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.

Bog Oak, also known as Mora/Morta is an exceedingly rare wood that is created by coincidence and nature over thousands of years in acidic peat bogs.  After a tree falls into a bog with perfect conditions for preservation, it begins the process of fossilization.  Complete fossilization would take millions of years, and this wood represents only the earliest stages.  Because of its density and unique coloration, this wood is highly sought out by makers of smaller wood products, such as tobacco pipes.  This particular piece was carbon dated and found to be around 2,840 years old +/-50 years (radiocarbon date certificate in last picture). 

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 polished.

You may choose any width 5mm-8mm.

Sizing

I highly recommend going to a jewelry counter to determine your size, even if you believe 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.


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Cobalt 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.

Please click on the "Policies" link (under Shop Info) to see wood ring care instructions and FAQ.

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.

Shipping

All rings will ship via USPS Priority. Learn more about my shipping policy and international shipping.