Recently, a new trend has emerged where men would by wooden wedding rings instead of the usual rings for their wedding. Wooden wedding rings are highly sought after by new couples who wish to go green for their wedding.
If you’re not familiar with the idea of wood wedding rings, in this article we are going to tell you about the pros and cons, tips for buying the perfect one, and how to take care of them.
1. The Pros and Cons of Buying Wooden Wedding Rings
We’ve mentioned the eco-friendliness of wooden wedding rings, but there are other benefits such as the sheer beauty of them. Wood wedding rings can be designed however you like since they are hand-crafted. You can style the ring using colorful hardwoods, braided patterns, colorful inlay designs, and much more. Since they are hand-crafted, no two rings are the same.
But how does this help you since you would want to have the same ring as your partner? Well, wooden wedding rings can be crafted in matching sets, and you can customize each one however you like.
Another benefit of wooden wedding rings is that they are hypoallergenic, meaning that people with metal allergies can wear them with no problem what so ever.
So what are the cons of wooden rings? Well, the only downside to men’s wood wedding rings is that they require special care from the wearer in order to remain in great shape.
This brings us nicely to our second point and that is…
2. How to Take Special Care Of Them?
Taking care of wooden wedding rings really depends on the type of wood, the special finishing that has been added, how it’s made, etc, but we are going to discuss in general terms.
The first thing to remember is to never shower, bathe, swim, do the dishes, anything that involved getting water on your hands while wearing them. Removing the ring before doing these activities will prologue the rings life because it won’t be exposed to water and the various chemicals, abrasives, or hard knocks.
While wooden rings don’t really suffer from water, they can suffer from being exposed to moisture for a longer time.
Another thing to remember is to never wear the ring while placing cosmetics such as hand lotion, hair gel, or anything of the kind.
3. Tips for Buying the Best Wooden Wedding Rings
Another con of wooden wedding rings is that they cannot be resized. This is why it’s important to go to a professional jeweler and have him/her take professional measurements twice, two weeks apart, and each time late in the afternoon.
Since wooden wedding rings take about 5- 8 weeks to be made, it’s important to plan your time beforehand. You wouldn’t want to wait two weeks before your wedding to order them, and not make it in time.
Another great thing about wooden wedding rings is that you can use wood that holds sentimental value to you. Maybe a piece of hardwood from your first date or you can even incorporate objects into the ring. Seashells, diamonds or anything small that holds sentimental value to you can be used along with the ring. There are really endless possibilities as to how and with what you want your men’s wood wedding ring to be made of.