Hawaiian Koa, Lapis Lazuli, 23k Gold in Black Ceramic Ring

Hawaiian Koa, Lapis Lazuli, 23k Gold in Black Ceramic Ring

545.00

Gorgeous and unique the elegant Koa wood is accompanied by Lapis Lazuli that is infused with 23k Gold. This is wrapped around a dark, Black Ceramic band creating a stunning wood ring.

Current ship date for this Hawaiian Koa, Lapis Lazuli, 23k Gold in Black Ceramic Ring is 5-6 weeks.

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This wooden ring is inlaid 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. This property is a mark of its quality, as only old growth, 80+ year old material is used in this design. It can be 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 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. 

Lapis lazuli is a semiprecious gemstone prized for its deep blue color. Taking inspiration from kintsugi, the centuries-old Japanese method of repairing pottery, the lapis is stitched with a unique, homebrew 23k gold and resin amalgam.

Second only to Tungsten Carbide, Black Ceramic is the most scratch resistant material used to make rings. It is jet black all the way through-- its color is not a coating. It is permanent and will not corrode. This is not the "ceramic" of a commemorative plate. It is a seriously advanced material principally used in the aerospace industry. Though lighter than tungsten, it still has excellent heft. It gives every impression of being a metal, including a satisfying clink when tapped. 


SIzing


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. 

NOTE ON WIDTH:

This design is available in 8mm total width only, with a 5mm inlay width.



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****PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE 100% SURE OF YOUR SIZE BEFORE ORDERING *****
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Black Ceramic 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. Refunds and exchanges will not be possible.

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

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