Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl Lined with Gold

Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl Lined with Gold

from 900.00

A 14k Gold interior and flanks guards my favorite wood to use, Arizona Desert Ironwood.

The build time for this custom Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl Lined with Gold is 5-6 weeks.

AS WITH ALL PRECIOUS METALS, PRICE WILL BE DETERMINED BY SIZE

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This is a grade of Arizona Desert Ironwood burl that I have reserved for this listing only. This piece leans toward the, brown, black and orange hues of the range of colors in AZ Desert Ironwood. It has the depth and chatoyancy of a cat's eye gem. It is, of course, amazingly strong and heavy. I heard it is one of the hardest and densest woods in the world. Accustomed to working with Ebony, and Lignum Vitae, I expected to be unimpressed. Only upon getting some cutoffs and putting drill to it did I realize just how worthy of the name "ironwood" this material is. It is nearly 20% more dense than Gabon Ebony (1.2 specific gravity as opposed to 1.03- it will sink in water). It is one of the rarest (it grows only in the Sonoran Desert) and oldest species of wood that still lives

The inner portion of this ring is made of 14k yellow gold.  18k is also an option, and will be +$300. Message for details.

Gold, while beautiful, has disadvantages when compared to modern jewelry materials like cobalt, zirconium, tungsten, and titanium.  Please read this blog post and be sure you are making an appropriate choice:

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. 

Comfort fit.


NOTE ON WIDTH:

The minimum width for this style of ring is 4mm. The maximum is 8mm.

Recommended width is calculated in this way: Size 5 is 5mm wide. Width increases .5mm per full size above that. 


These rings will have a 1mm gold flank to either side of the wood.

So:

Size 5- 5mm - 3mm wood stripe
Size 7- 6mm - 4mm wood stripe
Size 9- 7mm - 5mm wood stripe
Size 10- 7.5mm - 5.5mm wood stripe
Size 11+- 8mm - 6mm wood stripe


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Gold interior wood rings cannot be resized at all! Every ring is made to the exact size provided. An error in sizing will necessitate a completely new ring. THERE IS A 30% RESTOCKING FEE REQUIRED IF YOU NEED TO RETURN OR EXCHANGE THIS RING.

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.