Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ABC Wednesday

W ~ is for Wooden Rings

Wooden Rings, you query?

Oh yes, - they are very beautiful, light to wear, environmentally sustainable, and there is something so romantic about them too, when they are used as Wedding Rings, or Engagement Rings.

To read about the romance associated with them, go here

...and about the exotic and beautiful wood these rings are made from.

These are Rosewood with inlaid bands...

And here are some Eucalyptus with Blue Spruce and Maple...

And rings made from Purple Heart and Hawaiian Koa

But the ones I find most compelling are those made of Kauri Wood. This link will tell you the story of this amazing wood.

'This Touch Wood Ring is crafted from ancient kauri timber that is aged from 30,ooo to more than 50,ooo years old. Ancient Kauri wood comes from forests buried at the time of the last Ice Age, which are located on the Northern Island of New Zealand. It is called the World's Oldest workable timber. Read The Kauri Story on the Ancientwood website. These points are from their pamphlet.
The harvesting of Ancient Kauri is a very ecologically friendly practice.
No standing trees are cut
These incredible trees are excavated from underground and any disturbed land is carefully restored.
Every tree grew for more than 1200 years.
They stopped growing over 50,000 years ago.
This ancient Kauri wood is pretty spectacular stuff and it fills us with a sense of wonder to hold something so very very old.'

If you want to see more splendid examples of wooden rings here is a link to an amazing couple who share their artistry from a small off-the-grid ranch in the interior of British Columbia.

And for more interesting stories about the letter W off you go to ABC Wednesday and enjoy the postings, with thanks to Ms Denise Nesbitt, who hosts this site.


Jane Hards Photography said...

Highly original concept ans so beautiful. Excellent idea in these economic and environmental times. A beautifully looking post that made me think today. I like that.

mrsnesbitt said...

A great post, wonderful idea.


Reader Wil said...

How very interesting! These rings are very exquisite and, like you said, very old. I have learnt something new today. Very good post! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog as well.

magiceye said...

a wonderful post indeed!

Thank you for participating in ABC Wednesday!

Journey said...

How interesting and beautiful!

Christina, Sweden said...

wonderful rings!
did not know such existed (guess we dont have any in sweden....)

Q said...

Oh my goodness....these wooden rings are fantastic.
Thank you for telling us about them. I must go visiting now and learn more.
I just might have to order one...or two...
Amazing...I just love ABC Wednesday.
I meet interesting people like you.
Thanks again.

Joy said...

How magical to wear that ancient wood. They are all lovely.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I have never heard of wooden rings but looking at them I see they are very beautiful. Shall show them to the farmer at around my birthday time.

Jay said...

Those are wonderful - I love them! I'm going to check out your link!