Welcome to the Ébéniste blog! This is our first blog post, and since it's our first we thought we'd start at the beginning and ask the obvious question: Why choose a wood ring?
It’s no secret, not only do trees provide a welcome and much needed break from the tsunami of concrete, glass, and steel that most of us city dwellers call home, but they’re also essential to our survival. Trees produce oxygen, are a source of much of our food, and are used in everything from the paper we print our books on to the timbre frames in our houses. We use wood for our furniture, our musical instruments, and a number of everyday objects, but wood makes for a surprisingly wonderful choice when it comes to rings as well. Here are just a few reasons why wood rings may be the right choice for your ring.
Wood is a renewable and sustainable resources. Once metals and precious stones are mined from the earth, they’re gone forever. Trees can be replanted, and if harvested sustainably are a renewable resource that will never run out.
A wood ring is something unique. Your grandfather’s standard gold wedding wedding band may have been perfect for your grandfather’s time, but you are uniquely you, and we’re lucky enough to live in an age where the expression of uniqueness and individuality is welcome! A wood ring will definitely help you stand out in the crowd and show the world that you’re just a little bit different.
Wood rings are light and warm to the touch. Metal comes with some heft to it, and although we’re only talking about a ring, the weight will certainly make itself felt on your hand over time. If you live in a colder climate, you’ve surely noticed just how much your ring will retain the cold from the outside if not properly covered. Wood rings are seemingly weightless by comparison to metal, and wood insulates unlike metals which conduct, so you’ll never feel a frozen band around your finger on those colder days.