Dive into our article on unique rings for men. Discover designs, materials and trends in the wonderful world of original, handcrafted and bespoke jewellery from Eco Wood Rings.
THE SEARCH FOR SOMETHING MORE PERSONAL
Let’s talk about alternative rings for men. The search for something more personal and less traditional is on the up and the increase in the demand for unique wedding rings for men, eco-friendly engagement rings for men, and special occasion gifts for men since Eco Wood Rings first began almost 14 years ago, is exciting. In the last decade the struggle to find something that ticked all the boxes was real but with an increase in awareness of the world around us and the changes we can make as consumers the demand and now supply of alternative rings for men is increasing.
THE ORIGINS OF WEDDING RINGS FOR MEN
The origins of use of a wedding band for men is tragic; although evidence of men wearing wedding rings as far back as 5000 years ago, up until the 1900s, it was traditionally only women who wore them as a way of displaying loyalty and love for their husbands. However, when WWII began, and men were separated from their beloveds, many more began wearing them for comfort and as a way of representing their connection. It was believed that they were carrying their loved ones with them. Romantic yet heart-breaking. The tradition remains and a large majority of men continue to wear a wedding ring to this day.
SPECIAL GIFTS FOR MEN
Eco wood rings is a small, family run business and we know how tricky can be finding a special gift for him.
We have seen how much thought can be encapsulated in a ring marking a unique occasion even more special; Big birthdays, anniversaries (did you know that wedding anniversary number 5 is wood?), becoming a dad gift, and sometimes no reason other than the fact that our rings have simply caught their eye and they love them. Rings can be personalised and designed with a wide range of different woods and metals and an endless list of varying inlay materials. We’re yet to be defeated when it comes to what we can use!
SPOILT FOR CHOICE - BESPOKE RINGS
At Eco Wood Rings we offer an extensive collection of sustainably sourced wood which we can craft rings out of. We also have a variety of metals to choose from, such as platinum, titanium, silver, gold and even surgery steel for those with metal allergies. We’re delighted to be able to offer so many options and designs of varying kinds to suit all tastes and needs.
If, however, you have something special you’d like us to use, for example a piece of wood from an old childhood toy, some wood from his favourite whisky barrel, pieces of stone, grains of sand, a birthstone or something else unique then do let us know and we can work together to incorporate it into your designs.
LET'S GET PERSONAL
Why stop at just choosing the materials to create a personalised ring for a special guy? Adding words or images is absolutely the cherry on the iced cake!
Many customers have been able to include:
• A short phrase or quote
• The date you met
• A name
• A nickname
• A pet's name
• The coordinates of the place you’re planning to propose
• Coordinates of where you are getting married
• An acronym
• A symbol (star, heart, infinity sign etc.)
Wood burning and metal engraving are a genuinely lovely way to personalise your ring and by having the same message or images on the inside of both your rings you can connect two very different designs in a truly original way!
THE PERFECT FIT
A stumbling block of the past has been being able to ascertain the correct size before you can move on with an order… well we’ve come up with an answer to that problem: When ordering an Eco Wood Ring online you can now select to be sent an Eco Wood Rings - Ring Sizer before confirming the ring size you need. Simply follow the very simple instructions and drop us a line with the correct size and will then complete the order and get the details sent over to your workshop! Simple.
SOME OF OUR FAVOURITES
A Ring to (Not) Die For
A style of ring for men which is well favoured amongst our customers is the double wood inlay style of band.
An absolutely fantastic example of this style is a ring which we helped a customer design not long ago with the most extraordinary reasons for his design choices. You can explore Magnus' ring story here.
It Began With Biology
Another, contrasting, design which is loved year on year is a metal band with mixed material inlays.
A beautiful example of a rare men’s wedding ring we’ve made which contains no wood at all is James’ wedding band, shown here.
This was designed by a customer who wanted to incorporate a little piece of ‘home’ from both sides of the world!
Capturing the Magic of Music
A fantastic example of how a bespoke bentwood ring can be so much more than just a ‘wooden ring’ is explained in the story of Gaby and Charles’ ring. A wonderful men’s wedding ring incorporating tiny fragments of the vinyl record which was played at their wedding. You can’t get much more personal than that really, can you?
Lots of our customers are featured weekly on our social media pages using the hashtag #SentimentalSundaysAtEWR which you will find here.
A RING FOR A LIFETIME
Unique, handmade wood rings for men offer a beautiful and original way to express your personal style while supporting local artisans and ethical production practices. With their intricate designs, high-quality craftsmanship, and timeless appeal, these pieces are an excellent investment for the perfect ring for him. We think men around the world are eager to be part of such a display of individuality, whilst also showing their love and commitment to their partners for all eternity.
If choosing the metal and customising the type of wood if that’s what you are after you might like to look at our various ring collections of pre-designed rings:
YOUR JOURNEY IS READY TO BEGIN...
You can get in touch by filling in our initial ring design enquiry form or you can start by reading the custom design guide we have put together for you, and if you need any more help or guidance for creating or ordering your very own unique men’s wedding band, do let us know by dropping us a line and ask us any questions you might have.
We are looking forward to helping you navigate your perfect ring journey and can’t wait to get started!