Cobalt Wood Ring Lined with Hawaiian Curly Koa Stabilized Blue

Cobalt Wood Ring Lined with Hawaiian Curly Koa Stabilized Blue

395.00

This minimal cobalt outside of this wood ring is complimented by beautiful Hawaiian koa which has been stabilized to give it a stunning blue color.

Current ship date for this Cobalt Wood Ring Lined with Hawaiian Curly Koa Stabilized Blue is 5-6 weeks.

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This wooden ring is lined 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. It is very difficult to capture in pictures.  This stock has been vacuum stabilized blue acrylic.  This process is an art form in itself, as only certain stock is appropriate for this expensive, complex procedure.  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."*

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

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 pictured is a satin finish, but a polished finishes is also available. The ring is also a flat profile (vs. a domed profile), which can also be changed. Just add the details you like in the "message to seller" section at checkout. 

Sizing


Cobalt ring sizes run from 4 to 16 including quarter sizes. 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". Include a custom finish/profile in the "note to wedgewoodrings" section at checkout.

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 7- 6mm
Size 9- 7mm
Size 11+- 8mm
*http://www.volcanogallery.com/aboutkoa.htm

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Titanium lined wood rings cannot be resized at all! 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.

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

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