Send us your own wood:
We are always happy to inlay your own wood into the piece – simply fill out the Contact Form to let us know you’d like to send us the wood for your item. To do so we need a piece of wood about 2” cubed, it needs to be well seasoned (up to six months) and we advise choosing a part without any cracks and with a strong grain.
Care and wear over time:
We would note that the wooden inlays in our rings change subtly as the piece ages. It’s very dependent on your lifestyle, and paler woods are more prone to change than darker ones as they will show up any dirt more easily than a darker wood. Most woods tend to go a bit darker and take on an almost driftwood feel, but the changes settle down after a couple of years. When the rings are worn all the time, the wood changes and adjusts naturally according to your lifestyle.
The natural oils in our skin stop the wood from drying out or cracking and because the wood isn’t attached to the metal the piece can be worn in water – anywhere from the shower to the sea. If you feel the wood is drying out, you can oil the wood a little with the teak oil we provide – see our Sizing and Care page for more details on this.