There was an almighty kerfuffle recently over choosing which precious metal to select for your wedding ring. From the reaction it seems that blokes are almighty metal snobs and have thought long and hard about what to put on their fingers.
Perhaps the point is that as the only piece of jewellery many of us wear it’s something we put a lot of time and thought into. Either that or we’ve all seen Lord of the Rings wayyyy too many times.
So to bring you up to speed I thought it might be nice to look at some of the less-well known ring materials.
Yes, really. A wooden wedding ring is an option for the green-minded groom. Either on its own or combined with other precious metals (such as gold or platinum), it’s possible to craft polished wood into a striking wedding band.
The downsides are it’s far more vulnerable to damage and destruction than a metal ring, it has no intrinsic value and is more difficult to keep clean.
What’s the damage (based on a standard 4mm N sized band)? For a white gold ring with an oak inlay – £481.55