Ebony and Blue Opal inlay Bentwood Ring
This gorgeous ring features Blue Opal inlaid into a wooden ring made of pure black Ebony. The light blue stonework highlights the rich warmth of the black wood. The ring shown is in stock and ready to ship in size 8.5. It can also be custom ordered in any size from 4 to 14.5 (US) or equal international sizes.
Besides beautiful, these rings are functional and unbelievably tough.
Why should you choose a wooden ring? Probably the number one reason is metal allergies. As many as 10% of people have some form of metal allergies. Its also an environmentally and socially conscious choice. Mining metals and precious stones have created many environmental problems. All of my wood has been selected form approved sources. And then there is Style. There is something special about wood. The beautiful grain, patterns, and colors that occur naturally in the wood. The variety of species or wood types, each with their own character, and even the difference in type that can occur from one tree to the next. Then there's the feeling, and warmth of wood.
All my rings are handmade in the bentwood tradition. Bentwood rings start with a very thin strip of carefully selected wood that is steamed and wrapped around a form multiple times. Then, depending on the design additional strips are added, or groves cut to add inlays and all the unique details of each ring. The final shaping alone takes each ring through 8 levels of sanding, ending with 1500 grit. Once ready for the finish, each ring receives 12 to 20 coats of cyanoacrylate then is polished with 9 extremely fine grades of micromesh and a final polishing with an acrylic polish. Each ring is unique and with proper care will last for generations.
My rings are handmade, and I designed them to be worn every day. These are very light, yet durable wood rings, and they will last for a long time. While the method used to create them does make them surprisingly durable, they are not going to hold up like a metal band. Many of the same things that will damage your hands will damage the rings (metals, abrasives, chemicals) . As a result, they do require a little more awareness, I offer a one year warranty against defects in material or workmanship, including the finish. Abuse is not covered. If your ring does not maintain its great looks within that time, simply return your ring to me, I will repair or replace, at my discretion, any ring at no charge.
Any of my rings listed here can be custom ordered in sizes from 4 to 14.5, including half sizes. Find a design you like, but wish it came in a different combination of woods or inlay? No problem! I love custom orders! Matched sets such as wedding rings are also available for order. The ring(s) you receive will be very similar to the one photographed, but please realize wood is a natural product and differences in wood grain or slight differences in stone inlay will affect the exact colors of your ring.
Please note: I have this style ring, in several other sizes, in stock, ready to ship. It can also be ordered in any size from 4 to 14.5. Custom order rings are normally ready to ship in 10 to 14 days.
All Other Countries
First Item: $15.00
Additional Items: $15.00
First Item: $10.00
Additional Items: $5.00
First Item: $6.00
Additional Items: $3.00
The furniture and accessories I build all start with the basic principals of individual craftsmanship, beautiful hardwoods, strong mortise and tenon joinery, and Arts and Crafts design principals. Designs, woods and finishes that endure the tests of time.
PayPal or credit cards are the fastest way to get your items shipped. Money orders take as long as the postal service decides to move plus 10 working days. Items paid by personal check will not ship till the check clears your bank, at least 10 business days.
Standard U.S. shipping is by U.S. Mail. Light weight items go our first class parcel post, larger items will use either Parcel post or Priority mail
I do ship international, but the rates are way too varied to list a set price. Please contact me with item(s) you are interested in with a mailing address and I will check with the post office and let you know ASAP the actual cost of shipping to you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund full purchase price (less shipping) 30 days from your receiving any stock item if returned, postage paid in new condition, if for any reason you are unhappy with the item. Custom orders are subject to a 50% restocking charge.Notify me within 3 days for any item received damaged & I will arrange for a replacement to be sent ASAP.
All returns should be safely packed and shipped. Returns lost in the mail are your responsibility.
Additional Policies and FAQs
Custom orders are a great way to get just the item you dreamed of. I have a wide range of woodworking skills and will gladly work with you to design and build the piece of your dreams. Custom orders require a 50%, non refundable deposit and I will provide an estimated completion date before that payment is due.
Please note all wood is a natural resource with its own natural grains and knots. Item in the picture may not be the exact item you will receive but one with its own natural personality.
Outstanding quality craftsmanship, I do love it, very very fast shipping, very please. Thank you so much. Highly recommended Artfire seller.
These are GORGEOUS in person. My FIL is going to love them for Christmas. I'll be back to buy some for me too! Thanks Tim,
The cheese spreaders are absolutely gorgeous! I was going to give them away for Christmas gifts, but I might have to keep some for myself. Lightening fast shipping, and absolute pleasure to do business with....thanks so much!
OMG... I just received my order for a stunningly beautiful cutting board and several Cherry wood kitchen tools. Every single piece is a master piece. So beautifully made, so soft, absolutely top notch craftsmanship... I am so happy! I had no doubt of the high quality of your work, but seeing these lovely pieces in person is that much more incredible. Fantastic seller, super fast shipping, great protective packaging, top notch quality items! Highly recommended seller and artisan!
Wow. This cutting board is a work of art. I almost hate to use it but I will. :) It looks fantastic on my counter! The Board Balm is tucked safely away for future use. Awesome craftsmanship, lightening fast shipping and excellent customer service. I highly recommend GrandPrairieWoodworks. *****
I only wish there was a rating for Beyond Perfect. Is it possible to love a spoon? Yes! I'm blown away by the size of it. It's not like the cheap little wooden spoons most people have held. This is a work of art and feels wonderful in the hand. My son took one look at it and asked if I was going to make some spaghetti sauce! I can't wait to taste test it from this spoon. :D
Well, don't just buy one spoon. I did and couldn't get back here quick enough to order the entire set along with the utensil holder. The quality and craftsmanship is that good. We had to have it all....and you will, too.
Thank you Tim, for mixing and matching my set to my heart's content and getting it to me lightening fast in super safe packaging. I'm a huge fan, delighted with your wonderful work and just know everything I cook now is going to be that much better. :-D **********
Breathless. That was my reaction to opening the package of wedding rings you custom created for me and my husband. You took an idea I had and made it unimaginably beautiful. The stone inlay and precious metal work is superb. Wow.
The finish on the wood is amazing! We have been wearing these for a couple of weeks now and they look exactly as they did when we first got them. We do all the normal things with the wooden rings on. Wash our hands, shower, etc. We have not found a need to "baby" our wooden rings yet. Though lightweight, once on the hand they feel substantial and are oh so comfortable.
Thank you, Tim. As the proud owner of your other artisan pieces I shouldn't have been surprised but we had never seen a wooden ring. Now we are hooked! I especially like that mine is wider than his. Thank you for designing our custom rings and sizing them just right! Your work is incredible.
Amazing work! Excellent customer service! Thank you for my new favorites in the kitchen :)
I don't think I have words to describe the beauty of the cutting board and spatulas. The wood is so silky smooth that I honestly can't believe it. I chose the maple board with the streaks of walnut inlay, partly because 9"x12" was the perfect size, but also because I'm drawn to clean, simple designs. It's just so stunningly, perfectly, beautiful! The contrast of the light maple and dark walnut is stunning! These works of art are a gift for the artist who loves to cook in my family, and I'm pretty sure his eyes are going to pop out of his head a little bit when he unwraps his gift.
Thank you so much for sharing your talent by creating these wonderful pieces of art, Tim. And thank you for the excellent customer service and very speedy shipping. If I were any happier, I'd probably float right out of my house. :-)
Happy, happy holidays to you and your family.
Beautiful handcrafted white oak spatula. I will enjoy using it for many years to come!