USS North Carolina Deck Teak and Cobalt Wood Ring

USS North Carolina Deck Teak and Cobalt Wood Ring

395.00

The interior of this cobalt ring is USS North Carolina Deck Teak. This is a piece of World War II history to wear on the finger.

Current ship date for this USS North Carolina Deck Teak and Cobalt Wood Ring is 5-6 weeks.

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It is my distinct pleasure to offer a ring made with a genuine piece of World War II history. The USS North Carolina (BB-55) participated in every US naval engagement during WWII, collecting 15 battle stars and thus becoming the most highly decorated American battleship of that war. 

The provenance of the wood is fascinating. Following her decommissioning, the USS North Carolina became a memorial and museum ship in Wilmington, NC. Following a visit from Myanmarese officials, the museum was gifted a large portion of the high quality teak needed to rebuild her decking. Teak of the quality used in a battleship is very difficult to acquire and very expensive - the USS North Carolina required over an acre of material. The material is now available to the public, including the local branch of a very well-known woodworking company, where I got my stock. A certificate of authenticity can be seen in the final picture of this listing, however it WILL NOT BE INCLUDED with your ring. The material is sold in chunks along with a single certificate. Because I can make multiple rings with a single chunk, I will not be able to offer the certificate with your order.

This would be the perfect ring for a naval enthusiast, World War II history fan, or anyone who would enjoy a ring with maritime connections. 

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 finish 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 at checkout. 

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

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.


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 6- 5.5mm
Size 7- 6mm
Size 8- 6.5mm
Size 9- 7mm
Size 10- 7.5mm
Size 11+ - 8mm


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****PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE 100% SURE OF YOUR SIZE BEFORE ORDERING *****
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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.

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.