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The Story Behind the Ring
Scottish/Irish Heritage Tartan Ring
The Tartan patterns for Scottish and Irish clans hail back centuries, to a time of kings and queens, warriors and clans. Proud Scots and Irish all over the world still connect with their ancestors of yore. As RL Stevenson says,
"For that is the mark of the Scot of all classes . . . there burns alive in him a sense of identity with the dead, even to the twentieth generation."
We knew this would be a difficult but incredibly meaningful wooden wedding ring design, and we're so happy to finally bring it to you.
Each Wooden Ring is Handcrafted in North Carolina
As a small business of wooden ring artisans, it is our honor to play a small role in the new "Made in USA" movement that is taking place across the nation and to do so by sharing part in our American heritage.
The Tartan Patterns of Your Ancestors
We wanted to be as flexible as possible in the tartan patterns available, so we've connected with a company in Scotland that makes a pattern for nearly every clan there is.
Flower of Scotland Tartan Ring Inlay
Created as a tribute to Roy Williamson, writer of the Scottish National son "The Flower of Scotland", this tartan pattern is applicable to all Scots as it is not associated with a particular clan.
The design is based on the setting and thread count of the Gunn tartan, as worn by Roy Williamson, using the traditional 18th-century colors of Lichen Green and Lochan Blue.*
Irish National Tartan Ring Inlay
Conceived and designed by Polly Wittering of House of Edgar, this tartan pattern pays tribute to the Irish and their proud heritage.*
What if I don't see my clan colors here?
If you don't see what you're looking for, just let us know. Select the "Custom Tartan" in the drop-down and let us know your clan name in the order notes. We get all of our patterns from the site below, so check there to make sure they have what you're looking for and that it's available in 7mm width: https://www.scotlandshop.com/us/plaid/ribbon
Dual Metal Ring Inlays
Note: The Flower of Scotland ring pictured has rose gold. The Irish National ring pictured has yellow gold.
We've tested this design with rose, white, and yellow gold and have determined that you can't go wrong with any of these. Some things to keep in mind when selecting a gold option for the inlays:
- If your pattern has yellow or green in it, then yellow gold would be the best natural complement.
- If your pattern has red, then rose gold would be the best natural complement.
- When in doubt, match your wife's ring color 😉
* Information gathered from the Scottish Register of Tartans